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Renal Health and Transplants

Background

The organ and tissue transplantation is often the only treatment alternative - and a second chance of life - for patients with organ failure such as kidney, liver or heart.

In Mexico, the need for organs and tissues for transplantation exceeds their availability by far. This situation is partly due to the lack of culture around this subject in our country, as well as to the taboos that have yet to be broken.

Strengthening the transplant program in Mexico

Carlos Slim Foundation has formed partnerships with national health institutes, high specialty hospitals and state governments to finance the performance of kidney, liver and heart transplants, as well as the procuring of organs for their performance, for the training of medical interns for their social service, and for the performance of high specialty courses in transplant surgery and in the follow-up of patients with kidney and liver transplants.

Since 2001, it has supported the realization of:

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Transplants

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organs

The social service of:

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medical interns

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surgeons, nephrologists, hepatologists and anesthesiologists.

Promoting organ donation culture

It is a campaign that promotes organ and tissue donation for transplants. It aims to raise awareness and inform the population about the importance and transcendence of organ donation. Our goal is that every day there are more donors, so that people who are waiting can be transplanted.

InThe Chronic Disease Information System has been implemented in www.heroesforlife.orgyou can find more information and details of the initiative

Digital platform for transplant donation

InThe Chronic Disease Information System has been implemented in collaboration with the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and according to the criteria of the National Transplant Center of Mexico, we developed a digital platform for organ donation and transplantation based on national and international best practices. One of the main features of the platform is the punctual follow-up of the organ donation and allocation process, favoring equity and transparency.

The platform is aligned with the highest international standards of security, privacy, personal data protection and confidentiality, and complies with the guidelines stipulated in the legislation.

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