Organ transplant

Organ transplantation means transplanting a healthy tissue or organ which is taken from a living donor or deceased donor in place of an organ which is not functioning in the body.

Transplantation is used to improve the quality of life– for example, a kidney transplant for a person who has experienced kidney failure. And a tissue transplant may, for example, help someone who has suffered severe burns to a sensitive area of skin, such as the face.

In Turkey, organ transplants for foreign patients can only be performed from a living donor relative. Therefore, in this section, we can only talk about liver, kidney and lung transplants. Separately, bone marrow transplantation, as well as corneal transplantation and hair transplantation, are performed.

Who can have organ transplant?

  • Patients who lost sight due to cornea diseases
  • Diabetes patients with kidney failure
  • Patients whose small intestines are significantly removed or dysfunctional
  • Some blood, heart and lung diseases
  • Patients who lost a significant part of skin
  • Patients who lost a large part of their face cosmetically and functionally
  • Patients who have significant damage in bones and tendons are eligible for tissue and organ transplant.