Krasnodar, 19 April – Yug Times. Last Friday, the Krasnodar Regional Clinic Hospital No.1 hosted a conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the transplantological service in the Kuban region. It was attended by over 200 medical doctors from throughout southern Russia. Academician Sergey Gautier, Chief Transplantologist of Russian Ministry of Healthcare, was the distinguished guest of the conference.
Presently, the hospital is a top three transplantation medical centre in Russia. The prevailing majority of spare-part surgeries are performed by its physicians. About a hundred patients get a chance for a new life in the hospital every year. Owing to the financial backup from the regional budget, these operations are free for Kuban residents. The impetus to the development of transplantology in the Kuban region was given by Head Physician, Professor Vladimir Porkhanov.
“The possibilities for spare-part surgeries in the Kuban region are huge; in some areas they may even outstrip the world level,” Sergey Gautier said. “However, the development of transplantation cannot be determined by one hospital only. There are many problems in this area, peculiar for Russia in principle and for your region in particular. First of all, it is the problem of organisation of organ donations. It, naturally, affects the number of surgeries that may be performed in the [Kuban] region. Many people from the Kuban region would go to Moscow to get the same kinds of transplant aid which they could have received here if organ donation were duly organised.”
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