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Bulgaria and Greece To Set Up Transplantation Network

Society » HEALTH | February 25, 2014, Tuesday // 17:41| Views: 1154 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Bulgaria and Greece To Set Up Transplantation Network Bulgarian Health Minister Tanya Andreeva. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria and Greece will set up a regional network for exchange of organs for transplantation.

This was agreed at a meeting between Bulgaria's Health Minister Tanya Andreeva and her Greek counterpart Adonis Georgiadis.

The Balkan transplantation network would facilitate the organ exchange among the neighbouring countries.

Organ transplantation in Bulgaria is a serious issue, as the donors are still a very small number. A recent European survey showed that the country is at the last position in the continent with one donor per 2 million residents. Currently there are more than a 1000 people awaiting transplantation in Bulgaria and several hundred die each year because of the shortage in donors.

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