The Minister of health of Israel, Yaakov litzman and his Cypriot counterpart Giorgos Amorites signed on Tuesday, June 21, an agreement on cooperation in the field of organ donation of the kidneys.
The agreement was prepared by the National transplantation centers in both countries.
The program is designed to «exchange» kidneys from living donors in cases where the patient has a family member willing to donate a kidney, but there is no match in blood group or other indicators.
Note that according to the Israeli National transplant center (ADI), in 2015 in Israel was carried out 433 transplantation of the kidneys, 174 of which kidneys were donated by living donors.
107 donors were relatives of the recipients, and 67 people donated a kidney for the sake of strangers.