The Results of 1009 Kidney Transplantations Performed in Hungary

Ferenc Perner, Jenõ Járay, Ferenc Alföldy, Márta Hídvégi, Katalin Darvas, Dénes Görög, András Tóth, Tibor Gondos, Éva Toronyi, Gyõzõ Petrányi

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Kidney transplantation is a widely used method throughout the world for the treatment of end-stage renal disease. Following the pioneering work of Szeged Medical University Hospital and Miskolc District General Hospital, the first successful kidney transplantation in Hungary was performed at the Department of Transplantation and Surgery at Semmelweis Medical University on November 16, 1973. This patient is still alive with a functioning kidney graft after 21 years. We report herein our review of the global results of Hungarian kidney transplantation. Hungary is a medium-developed country with a population of over 10 million where the gross national product is about 4000 U.S. dollars per person per year. In Hungary there are 49 dialysis centers, 4 immunological laboratories, and 4 transplantation centers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-567
Number of pages7
JournalSurgery Today
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996



  • Immunosuppressive therapy
  • Kidney transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Perner, F., Járay, J., Alföldy, F., Hídvégi, M., Darvas, K., Görög, D., Tóth, A., Gondos, T., Toronyi, É., & Petrányi, G. (1996). The Results of 1009 Kidney Transplantations Performed in Hungary. Surgery Today, 26(7), 561-567.