ISTANBUL: The first kidney transplantation within ON Program to be performed in a new hospital – collaboration of Koc hospital, Pr Rostaing and OPEN NETWORK
Smail Kurtović from Sarajevo is long-term dialysis patient and ON’s Program beneficiary. He’s been a candidate for cadaveric transplantation in Nice within this Program since 2015, but last year his wife Zineta decided to be a donor and to bring her husband back to their family – Zineta decided to be a kidney donor to Smail.
They’re both currently in Istanbul with ON’s coordinator Irma Kolja for pretransplant exams, and by the end of the day we’re expecting to have a transplantation date scheduled.
This is the beginning of collaboration with the new hospital within OPEN NETWORK’s Transplantation program, after the recent visit of Pr Rostaing and OPEN NETWORK team to Koc hospital. The number of patients with potential donors is rapidly increasing and it is impossible to perform all of these transplantations in France.
Pr Rostaing is impressed by the possibilities that Koc group offers and hopes that in future we’ll be able to open such joint center in Bosnia and Herzegovina. New plans, news future for this Program and all our beneficiaries. The final goal is to start this story in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to have successful transplantations performed in our country.