Provincial Health Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali RamazanBenli stated that he made an application for kidney transplants in Kayseri City Hospital and "We want to do a kidney transplant in the coming process," he added.Prof. Dr.ZekiYılmaz, who founded the first organ transplantation center in Kayseri and performed the first organ transplantation, gave a symposium on organ transplantation on the 20th Sunday of October, 2019. In his lecture at the symposium Provincial Health Director Assoc. Dr. Ali RamazanBenli said “We have made our applications for kidney transplant in our City Hospital this year, we want to do kidney transplants in the coming process. All of our teams have completed their trainings for this.

One of the most important issues here is the inadequate organ donation. As you can see here today, we need to do panels, symposiums and awareness activities in order to make organ donation sufficient and take it to international level.In fact, I think that we should reach a quite advanced level in organ donation.It is important to donate organs of patients who have brain death in intensive care units because the patient has no longer a sign of life. Therefore those organs will save many lives. There are many patients waiting for a transplant.

Assume that a patient undergoes dialysis 3 days a week, he completely cancels that day.Half of his life goes on in an unsatisfied format.The way to eliminate this situation is to perform organ transplants and high organ donation. I invite everyone to make organ donation.” Prof. Dr. ZekiYılmaz, who established the first organ transplant center in Kayseri and performed the first organ transplant,attended the symposium as a speaker and said: “An this symposium,we have stated that organ donation isinadequatein Turkey. There is a large number of organ transplant center in Turkey. These centers are well-equipped and they have a sufficient number of staff and employees for organ transplants. The major obstacle to organ transplants is the lack of adequate organs. If enough organs are provided, the majority of patients currently waiting for transplantation will return to their normal life.”