Comprehensive Transplant Center


Group Florence Nightingale Organ Transplantation Center is the largest center in Europe for liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation from living donors.

The transplantation team performs the highest number of liver transplantations (nearly 1500) and kidney transplantations (over 100) in Europe and Middle East

As a reference center the transplantation team performs the most complicated cases and saves hundreds of lives each year.

Group Florence Nightingale Transplantation surgeons have already trained many other colleagues in Turkey, United Kingdom, Romania, Jordan and India and are proud to be at the service of our patients.


What we offer at Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC)

  • With developed infrastructure facilities and dedicated multidisciplinary teams, Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals Comprehensive Transplantation Center (CTC) is one of leading reference centers in solid organ transplantation (liver, kidney, heart transplantation), bone marrow transplantation in Turkey and for patients from abroad.
  • We are discriminated by performing multiple organ transplantation, such as kidney and liver successfully during the same operation session.
  • Group Florence Nightingale CTC is the largest center in Europe for liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation from living donors.
  • The transplantation team performs the highest number of liver transplantations (nearly 1500) and kidney transplantations (over 100) in Europe and Middle East.
  • As a reference center the transplantation team performs the most complicated cases and saves hundreds of lives each year. We ensure recuperation of patients with the gift of life from their relatives via living-donors.
  • Group Florence Nightingale Transplantation surgeons have already trained many other colleagues in Turkey, United Kingdom, Romania, Jordan and India and are proud to be at the service of our patients.

Who are candidates for organ transplantation?

Ones with end-stage organ failure are potential candidates for transplantation if;

  • Their health condition is suitable for a major operation,
  • They have donors, who have consented to give part (or one, in case of kidney) of their functional organs.

How transplantation decision is made for a patient at CTC?

  • If transplant physician has decided for transplantation, the potential transplant patient is discussed at CTC Committee meeting in line with a multidisciplinary perspective.
  • After comprehensive evaluation of the patient, final decision for transplant is made at the CTC Committee meeting.

Who can be a donor?

Organ donor candidates may be

  • Relatives: According to the Turkish laws, a person up to 4th degree of consanguinity, who gives consent, and is suitable, may be a legal donor for the patient.
  • Non-relatives: Potential donors without 4th degree of consanguinity should be submitted to Local Ethics Committee of Health Directorate of the Istanbul City Municipality. Subjects only who gained approval are accepted as donors.
  • Cadavers: This option is not valid for overseas patients who would like to have transplant in Turkey. Thus, heart transplantation is not legally permitted for foreign patients



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