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National Transplantation Day

70% of hospitals still fail to report donors. Outreach efforts are needed

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published Feb. 2, 2024 13:07

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- In 2023, there will be a one-quarter increase in the number of donations in Poland. This translates into an increase by more than 400 in the number of human lives saved," said Professor Maciej Kosieradzki, chairman of the Polish Transplantation Society, head of the Department of General and Transplantation Surgery at the St. Baby Jesus Clinical Hospital during the Third Parliamentary Conference on the occasion of National Transplantation Day. According to experts, activities are needed to promote the idea of organ donation. Meanwhile, it turns out that only 30 percent of Polish hospitals report deceased donors.

- This year was a record year in terms of the number of transplants in Poland. We are all happy about this, as we remember the recent collapse in transplantology, caused by a pandemic. I know the problems of transplantology and have watched its development As a ministry, we ask for inspiration for programs that would promote the idea of organ donation and informative support for the public," said Deputy Health Minister Urszula Demkow.

While there are reasons to rejoice, it turns out that a great deal remains to be done. As Prof. Roman Danielewicz, chairman of the National Transplant Council, reminded, it is still not possible to secure as many transplants as recipients would expect.

- We need to continue and carry out a campaign to promote transplanta...

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