International Organization Extols Cuban Transplant Program

2013.05.17 – 15:42:03 /

International Organization Extols Cuban Transplant ProgramHAVANA, Cuba.- Cuba has very good transplant programs in spite of the blockade imposed on the island by the United States for over half a century now, asserted in this capital Doctor Robert Janus, president of the Latin American Society of Transplant of Organs.

In an exclusive interview with ACN, the Argentinean expert pointed out that Cuba, along with his country, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil are included on the list of reference countries in this field.

He specified that Latin America, out of the six regions of the World Health Organization, is the one with the largest growth with respect to transplant programs, with 15 percent, higher than Europe and the United States, due to the economic crisis and the huge problems with respect to laws and regulations, respectively.

Janus recalled that, in Latin America, Cuba is among pioneer nations in such surgical procedures, which began in 1970 with kidney transplants, and it’s one of the few states offering people in need the possibility of having them free of charge, with distributive justice.

Robert Janus will participate until Saturday in the 9th National Congress of Nephrology, under way at the Convention Center of Cojimar, which includes the 15th International Course and the 16th National Course on Pediatric Nephrology, as well as the 5th International Conference of Nursery in this specialty.



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