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Since the beginning of the year, more than 400 organ transplants have been performed in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the year, more than 400 organ transplants have been performed in Ukraine

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The largest number of transplants were performed at the First Medical Association in Lviv – 90, the National Institute of Surgery and Transplantology named after AA Shalimov – 71 and the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine – 60.

During the nine months of 2023, 406 organ transplants were performed in Ukraine, which is more than the entire previous year (384). This was announced by the General Director of the Ukrainian Center for Transplant Coordination Dmitry Koval, writes Ukrinform.

It is reported that the largest number of transplants during this period were performed at the First Medical Association in Lviv – 90, the National Institute of Surgery and Transplantology named after AA Shalimov – 71 and the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine – 60.

Koval noted that organ transplants in Ukraine are carried out in 24 transplant centers, and Ukrainian transplantologists have mastered operations of new levels of complexity.

“Transplant teams have successfully transplanted hearts, livers, lungs, kidneys, and pancreases. The percentage of transplants from a deceased donor remains higher: 64% from a posthumous donor and 36% from a living donor. This ratio is one of the indicators of the viability of the transplantation system. Despite this, In response to the war and the problems it creates, our doctors continue to develop the direction of transfer,” the head of the center emphasized.

According to him, the rate of hematopoietic stem cell transplantations has also increased.

“In the nine months of 2023, they were carried out more than in the whole year of 2022: 251 transplants this year and 223 in the whole of last year. Most of the patients received such medical care at the National Cancer Institute – 51, Cherkasy Clinical Oncology Center – 47 and Okhmatdyt – 45. Also in three medical centers, allogeneic transplantations are carried out, including the most complex ones, from non-family donors. Performed. In September, donor cells that life savers were even sent from the USA to Okhmatdyt to save a small patient”, said Koval.

It was previously reported that Lviv doctors transplanted a baby’s kidney into a five-year-old child.

Ukrainian doctors have transplanted a heart in a six-year-old child for the first time
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