19-year-old Emine Mutlu got rid of the oxygen device she had been dependent on for 11 years with 'organ donation'
10.12.2021


19-year-old Emine Mutlu, who has been trying to maintain her life dependent on an oxygen device for about 11 years, regained her health after finding a appropriate lung. Emine Mutlu said, “I was dependent on an oxygen device for 11 years. Fortunately, I had a lung transplant on September 11. I am very happy that I can breathe on my own right now.”

19-year-old Emine Mutlu, who has been struggling with cystic fibrosis and has been dependent on an oxygen tube for 11 years, regained her health after finding a appropriate lung.


 

“Lung transplantation is the most difficult and complex organ transplantation among all organs”

 

Nothing that lung transplantation is the most difficult transplantation procedure among all organs, our Ankara City Hospital Thoracic Surgery Clinic Training Officer and Lung Transplant Center Specialist Prof. Dr. Erdal Yekeler said, “Lung transplantation is the most difficult and most complex organ transplantation among all organs. For this reason, lung transplantation has become the last transplantation procedure that can be performed as a routine program in our country. Until 2012, we had to send our patients who needed lung transplantation abroad. But we have been able to do other organ transplants since the 1980s and we can see that there is a very high success rate. We can say that the difficulty of lung transplantation caused this procedure to be delayed until 2012. After 2012, we have been able to perform these operations in our country and there is no longer any need to send patients abroad with this complaint.”