On June 9, the first heart transplant was performed in this medical unit.
In 2020, around 129,681 transplants were performed in the world.
In 1986 the first transplant was performed at the “Eduardo Liceaga” Hospital.
The General Hospital of Mexico General Hospital of Mexico (HGM) “Eduardo Liceaga” has performed more than 80 transplants and procured the organs of 9 multi-organ donations so far this year, According to a statement published by the Ministry of Health, highlighted its general director, Guadalupe Mercedes Lucía Guerrero Avendaño.
The public servant, Guadalupe Guerrero, emphasized that the hospital in her charge works so that each person without legal status has access to the program, The General Hospital of Mexico this year 2022 ranks second nationally in liver transplants.
In addition, the general director of the HGM recognized the work of the National Transplant Center (Cenatra) as well as the institutions of the three government orders in charge of regulating and monitoring the program.
The general director of Cenatra, José Salvador Aburto Morales, stressed that Mexico has a regulated donation and transplant system in accordance with the General Health Law, that guarantees fairness as well as transparency during the process.
“The donation is such a generous and loving act that distinguishes Mexicans; That is why this National Day of Organs and Tissues is celebrated, established by presidential decree since 2006”, he said, also recognizing the HGM work team.
That said, the head of transplants at the General Hospital of Mexico, Aczel Sánchez Cedillo, thanked all the people who have had the strength to respect the will of a relative after their death, as well as those who are living donors. During the ceremony, the general director of HGM and the head of Cenatra presented recognitions to donor families for their altruism in this area.