About the Department

Organ transplantation is an operation made from cadaver and living organisms. Organ transplantation is the treatment of the patient by replacing the organs that cannot function due to diseases which cannot be treated medically and replacing them with new, intact organs taken from alive or dead. Apart from heart transplantation, a significant portion of them can be performed from living to living. Liver, kidney, pancreas, small, intestine, heart transplants can be carried out from the cadaver and transferred to the patient.

Each donated organ refers to a life that is actually saved. However, in achieving the desired level of organ donation in Turkey and sufficient sensitivity occurs failure to lack of knowledge in society, prejudices and misconceptions plays an important role. In organ donation and transplantation, there are many people who are believed to be correct and believed to be wrong with dialysis for years or don’t. 75- 80% of organ transplants performed with organs from living in Turkey. In such transplants, a person who is completely intact is operated and part or half of his organ is removed. Although this is a very undesirable situation, the operations that have to be done to keep people alive. Abroad, this is the exact opposite. The rate of transplantation with organs from living organisms is 25% and the rate of transplantation from cadaver (dead people) is 75-80%. That is the difference between the process in the transport process in Turkey, Europe and the United States. However, as long as transplantation is performed in good hands, there is no statistical difference between the success rate.