Guanajuato, Guanajuato. April 4, 2022.- A 45-year-old man from Guanajuato who works as a farmer has given life to patients on the waiting list for an organ. At the same time, a girl receives the gift of life with the donation of an organ after receiving a transplant this weekend.
Rogelio, 45, a native and resident of Chupícuaro Guanajuato, became a hero this weekend by donating his organs after losing his life as a result of a fall.
He is survived by his wife and three children aged 14, 16 and 18, who remember him as a very active and purposeful person who liked to help people and wanted his children to have a better future through education.
Both kidneys, corneas and bone were procured from Rogelio, the first kidney was sent to the High Specialty Hospital of Bajío for a patient on the waiting list, the second to the Pediatric Specialty Hospital of León, and both corneas to the General Hospital of León.
One of the kidneys was transplanted to a 17-year-old girl from Salamanca, who was on the waiting list for a transplant and finally left the difficult process of living with kidney failure when she successfully received the transplant this weekend. .
His state of health is still under reserve, although the kidney is already working perfectly.
The attention of the young woman was given thanks to the excellent coordination that exists between the Pediatric Specialty Hospital of León where the transplant was performed, in an action supervised by the State Transplant Center.
With these procurements, this year 2022 in Guanajuato, there are 7 donors generated in the year with 30 organs and tissues.
It is worth mentioning that the Guanajuato Ministry of Health reactivated the pediatric kidney transplant program for this 2022.
The kidney transplant program began on November 18, 2018, being an active and successful program.
To date, more than 21 transplants have been performed, the recipient ages are from 6 years to 18 years.
It was in August 2018 that the Pediátrico de León obtained a license to perform kidney transplantation and last year the license for transplantation was granted by COFEPRIS, both licenses are indeterminate as long as quality standards exist.