Cyprus: Kidney transplant from mother to her 14-year-old child

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Kidney transplantation from a living donor to a minor, from a mother to her 14-year-old child was made possible for the first time with the very important help of Associate Professor Aizner Sigal, surgeon specializing in transplants and head of the Pediatric Kidney Transplant Department of Schneider Hospital, and under the coordination of the Ministry of .

The transplant was a complete success, as reported by the Ministry of Health and relayed by APE-MPE.

This can be the beginning of an essential cooperation for the provision of these specialized services to patients and will contribute substantially and significantly to the quality upgrade of the provided health services to the Cypriot citizens, the Ministry of Health of Cyprus points out in a statement.

The Director General of the Ministry of Health of Cyprus, Dr. Christina Giannaki, under whose supervision the operation took place, expresses her warm thanks to the Special Transplant Surgeon, Dr. Michalis Papoulas, Ms. Anastasia Christodoulidou, Head of the Subsidized Patients Department of the Ministry of Health. , director of the Pediatric Clinic of Makareio Hospital, for their excellent cooperation.

“I really hope that mass vaccinations bring the desired result so that we can get rid of the pandemic as soon as possible and focus on such actions that will help improve the quality of public health in Cyprus,” said the director general of the ministry. of Cyprus.

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