The year 2010 was a milestone in the history of transplantation in Hungary. The State Secretary for Health Issues announced a program in order to solve the serious problems of organ transplantation: 1) to increase waiting lists, 2) to raise donor numbers, 3) to establish a lung transplant program in the country, 4) to promote education and increase the knowledge base regarding transplantation for the public and the medical profession, and finally, 5) to begin negotiations for Hungary to join Eurotransplant. Joining Eurotransplant has been a priority of the transplant community. Finally, this year saw the Budapest Transplant Center perform 20% of their kidney transplants from living donors, up from a 5% frequency historically, an operation which is available in all four centers from this year.
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