During 2020, 118 organ were transplanted in Ukraine. This is 40 transplantations more than last year. This was announced by the Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov during a briefing.
"During 2020, 8 heart, 19 liver, 91 kidney transplantations were carried out in Ukraine. In total, 118 transplantations were carried out this year, compared to 78 that were done in 2019," Stepanov said.
He also noted that the Ministry of Health plans in 2021 to increase the number of transplantations. According to Stepanov, at least 250 transplantations of vital organs will be performed next year.
In addition, the head of the Ministry of Health said that in three years Ukraine will be able to launch its own transplantation system.
As we reported earlier, the Ministry of Health plans to achieve independence of Ukraine in the field of organ transplantation by 2023.
As of today, 24 medical institutions are participating in a pilot project for the development of a transplantation system. Since the beginning of the year, 69 organ transplantatons and 110 bone marrow transplantations have been performed in Ukraine.