Our Faculty Members Attended Organ Donation Awareness Meeting

Head of AFSU Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Prof. Dr. Sezgin Yılmaz and our faculty members Prof. Dr. Remziye Gul Sivaci and Asst. Prof. Bilge Banu Taşdemir Mecit attended the Organ Donation Awareness Meeting.

Afyonkarahisar step of the Antalya Regional Coordination Center (BKM) Organ Donation Awareness Meetings, organized in cooperation with Antalya Provincial Health Directorate and Organ Transplant Coordinators Association (ONKOD), was held in Double Tree By Afyon.

Antalya Provincial Health Directorate Head of Health Services Specialist Dr. Reha Sermet Aygören did the opening speech of the meeting at which Afyonkarahisar Provincial Health Director, Specialist Dr. Serhat Korkmaz also attended . Afterwards, Prof. Dr. Yılmaz went up to the rostrum and said that the only solution to organ failure is organ transplantation and emphasized the importance of the meeting. Underlining that there is not enough organ donation and the limited number of donations made due to the effect of the pandemic, Prof. Dr. Yılmaz stated that as AFSU, necessary steps have been taken to establish an organ transplant center. He also added that a training program was started for one of our academicians to get training on this subject, by contacting the relevant training center.

Mentioning that the legal legislation on organ transplantation should be renewed and changed quickly, Prof. Dr. Yılmaz pointed out that these declarations of individuals who declared that they donated their organs during their lifetime should be accepted as a medical testament and this should be accepted as a binding document for the relatives of patients and physicians. Thanking the brain death teams, who make an effort in addition to their main work and work without expecting anything in return, Prof. Dr. Yılmaz concluded his speech by saying that organ donation is a virtuous and conscientious act.

Prof. Dr. Sıvacı chaired the session, in which Asst. Prof. Mecit made a presentation titled “Family Approach in Reporting Bad News”.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 October 2022