Almost 400 liver transplants in Cuba in 29 years

Cuba has carried out nearly 400 liver transplants since it began this complex proceeding on January 26, 1986, to date, at Hermanos Ameijeiras Surgical Hospital (HHA by its Spanish acronym) in this city.

PhD. Jose Antonio Copo Jorge, head of the group of abdominal organ transplants of that institution, exclusively told ACN that the results are similar to those of first world nations, despite the various limitations of Cuba due to the blockade of United States for over 50 years.

Currently, these grafts are done at the HHA, the Center for Medical and Surgical Research (CIMEQ by its Spanish acronym) and William Soler Pediatric Hospital, the latter with a living donor program, he said.

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