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Medics: Belarus May Soon Enter World’s Top 20 Transplantation Countries

Belarus has every chance of getting into the world’s top 20 transplantation countries, BelTA reports with a reference to Oleg Rummo, Head of the National Research Center for Organ and Tissue Transplantation.

In 2016 Belarus ranked 26th wordwide in the number of organ transplantations per 1 million persons.

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Every year the World Health Organization names top 50 transplantation countries. In 2014 Belarus ranked 28th in the number of organ transplantations per 1 million capita, in 2016 – 26th.

“If we look at the top 20 countries, we will see that the countries, which are slightly ahead of us, beat us by roughly 0.5-1 percentage points.

It means that soon Belarus will become one of the world’s top 20 transplantation countries,” said Oleg Rummo.

According to last year’s data, Belarus is more than two times ahead of Germany in the development of organ donation.

Belarus is 7th globally in the number of kidney transplantations (from deceased donors) per 1 million capita and the leader in transplantation among ex-USSR states.

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Since 2005 the total number of organ transplantations in Belarus has increased by more than 60 times.

According to Oleg Rummo, progress in this field is impossible without cooperation on the international level, so Belarus is actively involved in it.

As part of it, an international healthcare forum will take place in Minsk on 7-8 September.

Top scientists and doctors from Belarus, specialists from Russia, Japan, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Austria, Germany, and Italy are expected to deliver their reports on the most acute problems of modern healthcare in such areas as cardiology, interventional surgery, transplantology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and others.