Organ transplants in Kazakhstan

Abay Baigenzhin, Zhaksylyk Doskaliyev, Saltanat Tuganbekova, Serik Zharikov, Sholpan Altynova, Abduzhappar Gaipov

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Abstract

The Republic of Kazakhstan is one of the fastest developing countries in the world and has a health care system that is unique in Central Asia. Its organ transplant services are also developing rapidly. We aimed to analyze and briefly report on the current status of organ transplant in the Republic of Kazakhstan. We analyzed organ transplant activities in that country for the period 2012 to 2014. All data were collected from the official database of the National Transplant Coordinating Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan. At the end of 2014, the number of transplant centers had increased to 10, three of which could perform multiorgan transplants; during the same period, the number of deceaseddonor organ-donating hospitals increased up to 37. By 2013, the transplant activity rate for all centers had reached 9.22 per million population. During the previous 3 years (2012-2014), there was a 3-fold increase in the number of living donors and an 18-fold increase in the number of kidney transplants. Between 2012 and 2014, the number of living-donor liver transplants increased from 17 to 25, and the number of deceased-donor transplants increased from 3 to 7. During the last 3 years (2012-2014), the number of heart transplants increased to 7 cases. During the last 3 years (2012-2014), Kazakhstan achieved a significant improvement in the organ - ization of its transplant services, and a noticeable upward trend in the system continues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-6
Number of pages3
JournalExperimental and Clinical Transplantation
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Heart transplant
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kidney transplant
  • Liver transplant
  • Organ transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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