Sunday, December 8th 2013, at 11 a.m., at the National Theatre, Small Hall, PhD Irinel Popescu will hold a conference on Organ transplantation - an adventure of the human spirit.
"Although it may seem unusual to use the term "adventure" when referring to a medical procedure, this term is very suitable when talking about the history of organ transplantation."
Brave surgeons, who were ahead of their time, tried to rescue their patients. Sick people, who had no other chance and had lost all their hope, put their lives into the hands of the doctors, hoping they would be saved. However, most of these surgeries were performed before the surgeons had acquired enough knowledge for the surgeries to be successful. This is why the history of organ transplantation is filled with failure and tragedies.
Nevertheless, it is due to these surgeries that, nowadays, over 150,000 lives are saved every year with the help of transplantation procedures. If it hadn't been for those brave doctors who wanted to be ahead of their time, today we wouldn't know so much about transplantation and we couldn't save so many lives." PhD Irinel Popescu
Translated by: Diaconescu Alina
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest