Bulgaria Doctors Carry out 35 Organ Transplants in 2009

Society | January 2, 2010, Saturday // 16:33|  views

Organs from 11 donors were transplanted in Bulgaria in 2009. Photo by BGNES

A total of 35 successful organ transplants were performed by Bulgarian doctors in 2009.

The organs came from 11 donors, according to a Saturday’s announcement of the Bulgarian Health Ministry.

The Ministry has announced that last organ donor of 2009 was a 25-year-old man from Veliko Tarnovo who received a hemorrhage of the brain around noon on December 31.

Four successful transplants – of two kidneys, a liver, and a heart - were carried out by Bulgarian medics around the country with the organs from deceased young man on January 1, and on the morning of January 2.

The Health Ministry says that together with the Transplants Executive Agency it is going to further its efforts in the improvement of transplant operations.

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