On the occasion of World Kidney
Day; Dr. Zali, IRIMC President, acknowledged Iranian nephrologists and
urologists consistent efforts and their exceptional & eminent
contributions to the development of nephrology in Iran.
on the second Thursday in March, World Kidney Day has been set aside to raise
awareness of the importance of kidneys to human overall health.
would like to take this opportunity to thank all of Iranian nephrologists and
urologists because of their consistent efforts and exceptional contributions to
the development of nephrology in Iran.
number of kidney transplants in Iran surpassed 40,000 and according to WHO
report on world kidney transplantation activities based on GODT (Global
Observatory on Donation and Transplantation) survey, the number of kidney
transplantation in our country is 25.0-34.9 per million people. That means each
year, around 2700 kidney transplantation is done in our country which has made
us a leading country in our region.
According to national statistics, up to 60% of needed kidneys for
transplantations are supplied by brain dead kidney donors. Increasing the
number of organ donations in our country achieved through raising awareness and
educating people. Undoubtedly our nephrologists and Urologists as well as our
rich culture have got considerable influence on the rise of organ donation and
transplant in our country.
prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease is increasing dramatically and about 1 in
9 people have some degree of CKD. It is estimated that by 2015, 36 million
people face serious health conditions because of CKD.
Kidney Diseases are not curable and the cost of growing epidemic has an enormous
burden on healthcare system worldwide.
Globally, 5.1 million patients require dialysis and kidney transplants and if
the prevention of CKD is neglected by nations, the number of affected people by
CKD will be doubled within next years.
and urologists have key role in raising awareness about the importance of
kidney health, encouraging prevention and bringing this issue to the attention
of health system.
again, I do appreciate Iranian nephrologists and urologists dedication to the
medicine which has improved our people's lives.