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 are carried out at our center in Antalya.
And this awards our transplantation unit the title “kidney transplantation unit with highest number of cases worldwide”. Kidney transplantations are performed for patients not only from Antalya but also from all regions of Turkey, and from 38 countries of the world as of 2013. Antalya is a role model for cities, other than metropolises in Turkey, and even in the world.