First branch of the National Medical Research Center for Transplantology and Artificial Organs named after. acad. IN AND. Shumakov will open soon in Volzhsk, Volgograd region. This was announced by the chief transplantologist of the Russian Ministry of Health, head of the center Sergey Gauthier at a press conference at MIA Rossiya Segodnya on September 24.
emphasized that the institution receives such a gift this year, when it celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding. “This unit of ours will function as a federal organ transplantation center. We expect that he will take on patients from the southern districts and the North Caucasus,” he said.
The facility is completely ready, equipped with modern equipment and is in the licensing stage: “We hope that from the beginning of next year it will begin to function in addition to the kidney transplant center operating in the Volgograd region.”
According to Sergei Gauthier, the branch has a capacity of 150 beds: “This is sufficient capacity, taking into account the fact that the rehabilitation of patients can continue in the boarding house – there are another 150 beds there. It’s very convenient that there is a boarding house where you can come to stay and observe.”
The head of the National Medical Research Center added that the Shumakov Center itself also began work with 150 beds, with the opening of the new building there were 220, and when the reconstruction of the old buildings was completed, there would be 265 beds.
According to Sergei Gauthier, there are now 60 centers operating in Russia that perform certain types of transplant interventions. They are located in 32 regions. Over the past 10 years, the number of these centers has doubled due to the active dissemination of transplantation technologies through the efforts of the National Medical Research Center.