Bulgarians, French Join Efforts in Kidney Transplantation

Society | October 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgarians, French Join Efforts in Kidney Transplantation A team of French doctors carried out kidney transplantation from a live donor (mother) to a 15-yea-old girl in Sofia's Pirogov emergency hospital. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency)

A team of French doctors carried out a kidney transplantation from a live donor (mother) to a 15-yea-old girl in Sofia's Pirogov emergency hospital, Bulgaria's Health Ministry announced.

The explantation of the mother's kidney has already been completed successfully and the donor feels well, the doctors said.

Experts recommend kidney transplantations to be done at childhood age because children rehabilitate and adapt faster.

In France such transplantations have been carried out for 30 years. 85% of them are from dead donors. The tendency is towards kidney transplantation from live donors. The risk for the donor is 0.003%, neurologists from the team said.

About 90% of the transplantations are successful, they added.

This is the second kidney transplantation along the lines of the Bulgarian - French cooperation. The one, carried out in December 2005, has ended up successful.

About Bulgarian 25 kids are awaiting kidney transplantation.

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