In our country, the number of the people, which have chronic kidney failure, is about 40 thousand. Only 3% of these patients can have kidney transplantation every year. The most important reason of such less transplantation is the lack of the transplantation centers as well as the difficulty of finding vendor. Gaziosmanpasa Hospital serves as a Kidney Transplantation Center with the latest technological equipments and experienced doctor staff in order to help people who receive dialysis treatment and have difficulty in the struggle for life.

Gaziosmanpasa Hospital has carried out more than 1300 kidney transplantation and has reached 98% success rate since December, 2007. Our center, which is in the first place in the field of kidney transplantation, gives service to its patients with a total 41 experienced personnel including 2 organ transplant surgeons, 1 adult and 1 child nephrologists, 2 organ transplant coordinators, 20 nurses and 15 administrative and supporting staff.

In our center, the preparation procedures before the organ transplantation are completed in such a short time of 3-4 days with the devotedly working of all departments and if there is no obstacle for the transfer of the patient, the transfer processes can be immediately carried out.

The transplantation preparation examinations and transplantation operation of the living donors and transplant recipients, which are members of the SSI (Social Security Institution), are made free of charge.

What is Renal Failure?

The main functions of our kidneys are to provide the balance of water, salt and calcium of the body, to eliminate the harmful substances and medications from the body and to stabilize the hormone, diabetes metabolism. In the renal failure status, there have been some disorders in these functions of the kidney. Renal failure may develop in two ways as sudden (acute) or insidious (chronic).

What is dialysis?

The kidneys clean the blood and they are the vital organs which strengthen the hormone and bone structure. Kidney disorders and renal failure cause these organs not to fulfill their functions. One of dialysis methods is applied to these kinds of patients who are not suitable for the kidney transplantation to fulfill this function.

Dialysis method is applied in two ways as hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. In both methods the body waste is filtered. While this process is fulfilled by attaching to the device in the hemodialysis method, the blood is filtered through a private membrane in the peritoneal dialysis method. An individual diet program is applied during these methods.

What is kidney transplantation?

The patients, who have renal failure, have a life saving treatment option like dialysis. However, kidney transplantation has much superiority over the dialysis methods. The transplanted kidney provides the waste cleaning function, which is done by the dialysis for 3 days in the week, in every second. Additionally, all the functions of the kidney which are necessary for the body are carried out.

Thus, the patients can continue a life style which is similar to their pre-disease life style and regain their health by removing the negative effects during the dialysis. As a result of all of these facilities, the quality of life is enhanced and their lifetime is prolonged 2-2,5 times more than dialysis.

Mostly, kidney is provided from non-living donor and relatives of the patients. This process which lasts very difficultly for the patients who can not find a living donor and this process occasionally has resulted in the end of their lifes.

What are the advantages of kidney transplantation over the dialysis?

There are about 40 thousand patients who receive dialysis treatment in our country today. The annual cost of medication and device for the state is about a billion dollars. However, a transplantation of organ is the half of the cost of the annual dialysis expenditure. Moreover, the lifelong of transplanted organ is two times longer than the ones