The Spanish National Transplant Organisation (NTO) is considered to be one of the best in the world, thanks to the efforts and professional merit of world leading specialists and the generosity of the people. Sadly despite such efforts, the number of people on transplant waiting lists continues to exceed the number of organs available. A lack in deceased donor organs has encouraged doctors to develop alternative transplant procedures and programmes which effectively increase donations.
Medical Advantage Barcelona is pleased to be working with one of the main transplant hospitals facilitating the Living Donor Transplant Programme. The programme has been developed in response to the urgent demand for viable complete and partial organs and to help reduce transplant waiting lists.
Due to advances in minimally invasive technology and techniques the clinic is able to apply pioneering laparoscopic and NOTES (natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery) techniques in living donor surgery procedures. Such techniques minimise scarring and the discomfort felt by donors as well as reducing recuperation time. These factors have helped to encourage living donor participation and increase the number of transplants performed at the clinic.
Benefits of living donor transplantation
- Recipients are provided with a timely alternative to the transplant waiting list. Surgery can be scheduled ahead of time allowing recipients and donors to plan their absence from home and work. - As transplant wait time is eliminated, the risk of recipients suffering from further complications is reduced. - Living donors identified by recipients undergo considerable tests to ensure compatibility and good health - Living donor transplants involving organ donation from blood related relatives offers recipients a better genetic match and helps to reduce the risk of organ rejection. - Donor surgery is performed using the very latest in minimally invasive technology and techniques. - Complete/partial organs are transplanted immediately after extraction to ensure organs are transplanted in optimum condition.
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