Only one out of four Ukrainians suffering renal insufficiency has a chance to get dialysis treatment, others die, director of the Kyiv city clinical hospital Borys Todurovtold a roundtable "Development and reformation of transplantation service of Ukraine".

"These are not older people, but young boys and girls, often small children. A person on dialysis treatment cannot live and work normally," he noted.

The doctor also reported that UAH 120 thousand are needed to provide only one Ukrainian with dialysis. "I want to remind you that these people, who become disabled, receive money from the state budget, formed on the taxes we pay," the specialist said.

He also underlined that after kidney transplantation the person becomes able to work again and can live for another 10-15 years. In the first years after the operation, the recovery treatment costs about 60 thousand hryvnias.


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