With the support of the health policies promoted by Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, last year Yucatán achieved the highest number of kidney transplants in its history, performing a total of 61 operations, thus improving its record, an indicator that demonstrates that the culture of organ donation is advancing in the state.
In the framework of the “National Day of Organ and Tissue Donation”, the head of the organism, Jorge Martínez Ulloa Torres, pointed out that, since the beginning of the present administration, actions have been promoted to consolidate this culture in the state through different awareness-raising activities.
The official specified that, last year, the highest number of kidney transplants in the history of the state was achieved, with 61. Previously, the highest figure reached was 58, in 2016, which was already surpassed, and this September 26, the “Dr. Agustín O’Horán” Hospital will perform the 62nd kidney transplant in Yucatán.
“In that sense, we commemorate this day with the transplant of a 51-year-old Yucatecan patient, who was generously donated a kidney by her 56-year-old husband,” he stressed.
Organ transplantation is one of the greatest advances in modern medicine, being the definitive treatment for many patients with terminal organ failure and is performed in Yucatan thanks to the altruism and generosity of the Yucatecan people who are adopting this culture.
He explained that every year, on September 26, the National Day of Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation is celebrated in Mexico, with the objective of generating awareness and reflecting on the value of donation, during this week, the Ceetry will celebrate and promote the culture of donation.
Ulloa Torres pointed out that by instruction of the Governor and the head of the Ministry of Health (SSY), Mauricio Sauri Vivas, great efforts and resources have been allocated to solve this public health challenge, since kidney transplantation is the only therapy of choice for most of the causes of end-stage chronic renal failure, due to the fact that it improves quality of life and survival.
Finally, he said that people who wish to request information about these activities can call Ceetry at 9992-865965.