Health Blog

08
Jan 15

Brain Death and Donated Organs

Brain death is a legal definition of death that refers to the irreversible loss of brain activities. It is not possible to take organs before brain dead. It should not be confused with a coma or vegetative state. In brain death brain activities has been lost totally and irreversible. Cardiopulmonary functions can be continued by […]

08
Jan 15

Where and How Is It Done?

Worldwide, nearly one billion people are waiting for organ transplantation to survive. According to the recent data of Ministry of Health in our country there are nearly 30 000 people waiting for organ transplantation. While organ transplantation has been conserved its actuality from prehistoric period worldwide in modern concept firstly it has been performed in […]

08
Jan 15

Is Organ Transplantation A Good Treatment?

By means of organ transplantation lifespan becomes longer and life quality increases with having lower cost comparing the treatment used for end stage organ deficiencies such as dialysis. Therefore organ donation is an important contribution to our country not only in health outcomes but also in economic consequences. Additionally patients dependency decreases and loss of […]

07
Jan 15

Who Can Donate Kidney?

Referring to an organ transplantation unit to donate a kidney, any person is a potential kidney donor in deed. Candidates will have an array of very detailed examinations and check-up in order to verify whether the donor is eligible or not. On the contrary to the general belief, older age is not a contraindication to […]

07
Jan 15

Organ Transplantation and Antalya

Antalya is the city where the most kidney transplantations take place worldwide. The reason is a general awareness of citizens residing in Antalya, thanks to an information campaign which has been ongoing approximately for 10 years. A mean number of 800-900 kidney transplantations take place in Antalya every year, and more than 500 of them […]

07
Jan 15

Considerations After Transplantation

Patients with kidney transplant should watch out many issues especially in the first month. Since severe infections and serious rejection reactions are more common within first 6 months, patients should strictly follow recommendations of physicians. Outpatient follow ups are more frequent in the first 6 months, compared to the subsequent period. Patient should use their […]