Numbers of Brain Deaths and Deceased Donors in Hospitals in Istanbul Region That Have Transplantation Units: A Retrospective Analysis Between the Years 2005 and 2015

Seren A. K. H. , Yavuz H.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.49, ss.392-398, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background. Turkey is one of the countries facing a serious organ shortage problem, with thousands of patients with end-stage organ failure. The Social Security Institution started to increase the reimbursement for transplantation operations in 2007 to solve this problem, and this policy has continued since then. Although the number of transplantation centers and operations in Turkey increased in this term, according to organ donation and transplantation statistics from the Ministry of Health, the rate of organ retrieval from deceased organ donors has decreased.