In Primorye, a regional transplant center will be created on the basis of the regional hospital. The first operation could be performed as early as 2020. Between the regional Department of Health and the National Medical Research Center for Transplantology and Artificial Organs named after. acad. IN AND. Shumakov signed a cooperation agreement.
The document was signed by the Acting Vice-Governor – Director of the Primorye Health Department and chief transplantologist of the Russian Ministry of Health, head of the National Medical Research Center for Transplantology . This was reported by the press service of the regional administration.
“Colleagues from Moscow… inspected the Regional Clinical Hospital No. 1, where operations of this kind will be carried out in the future, and gave a good assessment. I note that the governor Oleg Kozhemyako instructed to create all the conditions so that the first organ transplantation operation in Primorye would be performed next year,” said.
believes that Primorye has every opportunity for this. He noted the good condition of the regional hospital, where the experience of transplantation will be realized, the availability of high-tech equipment and a “team of thinking specialists.” According to the director of the National Medical Research Center, one of the first areas of organ transplantation in Primorye should be a kidney transplant: “There are more than 400 people in the register of hemodialysis patients in the region, at least a third of them can be transplanted.”
Particular attention will be paid to the training of doctors. “There is an urgent need for transplantation in Primorye. Organ transplantation can also help children. In order for this area to receive further development, we set ourselves two tasks. The first is to organize teaching activities so that student residents are aware of the main indications and contraindications of such operations and all the legal and ethical aspects of the program. And secondly, to train highly qualified specialists to perform transplantations. Let me note that we already have guys who are ready to take such a serious step, they are interested in it. I think we will succeed,” hopes the rector of the Pacific State Medical University Valentin Shumatov.
believes that the organization of donation and transplantation services in the region will contribute to the development of immunology, surgery, therapy, laboratory diagnostics and other disciplines. He is convinced that the new direction will increase the interest of highly qualified specialists in the region.