Tehran's Masih Daneshvari Hospital Ranks 3rd In World In Transplant Procedures

Payvand Iran News

Masih Daneshvari Hospital, located in north of Tehran, ranks the third in performing transplant procedures in the world, an official at the hospital said, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday

Doctor Farahnaz Sadeq Beygi who is also a board member at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences added that so far 2,043 transplantations have been performed and it places Iran as the first transplant center in the Middle East.

Every year about 6,000 to 8,000 die of brain death and given the patients are timely diagnosed and the families consent on average half of them are good candidates for organ donation, but ultimately only one fourth of them will donate their organs, she lamented.

She regretted that 20,000 to 25,000 patients are in transplant waiting lists and sadly 7,000 to 10,000 of them dying while waiting for a life-saving transplant each year. Continue reading