On 23 May 2019, a 51-year-old man from Smyadovo was declared brain dead after a traumatic brain injury. The physicians at the Multi-Profile District Hospital for Active Treatment Dr. Stefan Cherkezov obtained the consent of patient’s family to donate his organs, giving other people a chance to live. The very next day, 24 May 2019, a patient on the waiting list had a liver transplantation at the Lozenets University Hospital.
The organ donation, fifth this year, was made possible by the efforts of Executive Agency Medical Supervision and the Ministry of Health.
We offer our condolences to the donor’s family and would like to thank Dr. Vanya Lachezarova at MPDHAT Dr. Stefan Cherkezov, Veliko Tarnovo, the Veliko Tarnovo Emergency Medical Service, the Sofia Emergency Medical Service, and Dr. Lyubomir Spasov’s transplantation team at the Lozenets University Hospital.