Donación de órganos, tejidos y células en México

Translated title of the contribution: Organs, tissues, and cells donation in Mexico

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Transplants are one of the most important advances of modern medicine; in the last 50 years in our country there have been more than fifty thousand transplants, which makes it clear that this is one of the most sought-after medical practices not only in Mexico but worldwide. In life, it is possible for a person to donate a kidney, a lung or a liver segment. When brain death occurs it is possible for a person to donate kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs, blood, hematopoietic cells, bone marrow, bones, corneas, heart valves, tendons, and arteries. However, the culture of organ donation is not widespread among Mexicans, hence in our country there is not even 50 % of the number of donations recommended by WHO, which impacts the number of patients who are waiting for an organ or tissue, which causes many of them die before receiving them.
Translated title of the contributionOrgans, tissues, and cells donation in Mexico
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)762-763
Number of pages2
JournalRevista Medica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

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  • Medicine(all)


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