Nephrology centre completes 2,500th transplant

Diaverum’s Nephrology centre in Argentina reaches transplant milestone.

The 2,500th kidney transplant was carried out at the Nephrology centre on 6 April. Dr Domingo Casadei, Medical Director and Founder, spoke of his pride of more than 30 years of transplant success at Nephrology.

“Nephrology performed its first kidney transplant in 1978. Every member of the Nephrology team is very proud of this latest achievement; it represents the constant evolution and progress through many years. As when we turn 40, 50 or 60 years of age, the round numbers are always significant.

“We have built an international reputation among the transplantation community in the Americas, together with constant support to investigation and collaboration with universities,” he explains.

Expertise

Diaverum, under its former Gambro name, acquired its eighty per cent stake in Nephrology in 1998. Since then, the centre has performed approximately 1,700 transplants. Juan Irigoin, Latin America Director, describes the importance of having transplant knowledge and expertise in the organisation.

“In a company with a patient focus, we should aim to provide the best treatment, and most of our patients choose transplant as the best solution for their chronic disease,” he says.

The Nephrology centre this year will reach 30 years in its present location. If the resources become available, the ambition is to relocate to larger premises where the centre could provide additional services such as haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, consultancy and vascular access surgery to patients.