Save someone: Turkish organ donors leave behind a legacy of life
ACCORDING to the data of the Turkish Transplant Coordinators Association, Turkey ranks among the first three countries in live transplants because it is a technologically advanced country in terms of field experience.
However, around 2 million people in the world, including over 25,000 people in Turkey, are on waiting lists for organ transplants. Unfortunately, about 10 percent of these patients pass away each year before having access to a matching organ.
Although the number of organ donors increase every year, organ donation is still not enough in Turkey. Only 25 percent of the families whose relatives are diseased agree to donate organs.
Considering that every year up to 5,000 new people are added to the organ transplant list, Turkey needs at least 25 organ donors per million a year. Although the country is far from this goal, every year, more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of becoming organ donors. Let’s not forget: We might be in need of an organ one day as well.