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Turkey Medicals member and Marmara University (mu) Pendik educational and Research Hospital Liver Transplant unit responsible Prof. Dr, Turkey has an important place in the world in organ transplants, stating, “But when we look at the types of transplants performed in these centers, we see that live donor transplants are at the forefront. However, instead of receiving organs from healthy people, our ultimate goal should be to first try to obtain organs from a cadaver donor.” quoth

Turkish Prof. Dr., Organ Donation and Transplantation week within the scope of correspondent said, the first organ transplant in Turkey in 1968 at the higher Specialized Hospital of Turkey Dr. He recalled that OB performed a heart transplant.

Organ and tissue transplantation organ failure as a result of the transfer of the related organ or tissue of the patient in situations that threaten the life that is given to the process of transmitting was a widow, “transplantation of organs and tissues as possible diseases in the world, is one of the major health problems in our country.” he said.

Widow was to minimize the problems of organ transplantation, organ and tissue transplant services across the country who work in the field of institutions and organizations in order to provide the necessary coordination between the “National Organ and tissue transplantation System” was established reminded.

Prof. Dr., emphasized that this system is necessary to ensure the transfer of donor organs and tissues available with limited facilities in accordance with scientific rules and understanding of medical ethics, with a fair distribution, to the most appropriate patients within the shortest period of time, he said:

“But no matter how beautiful and functioning a system is established, it does not make sense if there are no organs to transplant. When a relative needs an organ transplant, which one of us doesn’t try to do our best, or maybe we don’t think about being a live donor. But instead of risking the life of a completely healthy person and giving a kidney or part of his liver to a loved one in need, increasing the number of cadaver donors should be everyone’s priority goal. Yes, fortunately for us, our country has an important and successful place in the world in organ transplants. But when we look at the types of transplants performed in these centers, we see that live donor transplants are at the forefront. However, instead of receiving organs from healthy people, our ultimate goal should be to first try to obtain organs from a cadaver donor.”


Prof. Dr., “Despite the increase in organ donation in recent years, the figure of organ donation, which is 7.5 per million in developed countries, is still 35-40 in our country, that is, 6-7 times more. Although we have transplant centers and organ transplant teams around the world, we are far behind developed countries in terms of the number of cadaver donors and the number of organ transplants from cadavers.” he said. Widow, public education, training of health workers, NGOs and clergy to take a more active role, organ donation Week activities held around the country each year, Symposiums, congresses, and especially the number of cadaver donor by giving importance to the subject of the press should be increased, he said.

In addition to the Turkish Ministry of health, all institutions and organizations, as well as themselves, very important tasks fell voicing Prof. Dr., “today 30 thousand people are waiting for organ transplantation, in contrast, the number of organ transplants performed annually in our country is also significantly above the need for the number of transplants. As a society, when we understand the magnitude of the problem, it will be possible to increase the number of organ donations and reduce the number of live-to-live transplants., “he said.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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