Kidney transplants make their comeback in Tunisia

Kidney transplants make their comeback in Tunisia

Kidney transplants make their comeback in Tunisia

CONSISTENCY AND HARD WORK ARE KEYS.

Kidney transplants were initially initiated in Tunisia in 1986, and this practice extended to other organs such as : the heart, pancreas, and liver. In the summer of 1986, live-related donor and deceased-donor kidney transplants have begun.

Worth mentioning that in March 1991, an organ procurement and transplant law was passed. On May 26 the medical staff of the University Hospital of Habib Bourguiba, Sfax, conducted a successful kidney transplantation. The conduct of this surgery took place in the department of Kidney Surgery and Urology.

It is perceived as a ‘’back on track’’ to kidney transplant activity, as the process was interrupted for nearly 14 years. On another note, the second surgery was held in the Military Hospital of Tunis, on May 27. Thanks to the medical staff’s hard work, both surgeries were a smashing success. For they were led in coordination with the National Center for Advancement of Organ Transplantation.

It is an honor seeing medical institutions giving back life to hopeless people.

Long live medicine and ‘’la blouse blanche’’ Army !

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