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MOSCOW, September 24 (Itar-Tass) — The number of organ transplant surgeries in Russia is a tiny ten percent of the real demand, the director of the Shumakov Federal Transplantology Center, Sergei Gotie, said on Tuesday.
Gotie, the chief transplantologist of Russia’s Health Ministry told the All-Russian Congress of Transplantologists the demand for kidney transplants is 4,000-8,000 a year, while in reality one thousand operations are performed. “The demand for liver transplants is one thousand, while we make 200 such surgeries. We make only 100 heart transplants, while the demand is one thousand,” Gotie said. “If the current rate persists, by 2020 we shall meet only half of the demand.”
When asked what was the main brake on this crucial branch of medicine, Gotie said: “Doctors’ insufficient qualification.”
“I am talking not about transplantologists, but other specialists – anesthesiologists, resuscitologists, neurologists, and forensic experts. The people who are related to stating the fact of death,” Gotie said. In his opinion, the lack of some medical specialists’ knowledge hinders organ donation. Dead people’s organs in many cases fail to be extracted on time in order to save other patients’ lives.