Ken Leighton 5 p.m., Jan. 24
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Border News Translations: New Priests Wanted; Kidney Disease Up
TIJUANA BC (Frontera, Laura Durán, 5/13/11) - This Saturday from 10: 00 to 17: 00 pm the Seminario menor, located on Bulevar Insurgentes will invite priestly youth on host the youth day, a vocational activity that concludes the week of priestly career focus. The invitation is open to the public in general and in particular young people and adults, whether men or women interested in taking a religious life. The day is free and current seminarians will participate. As well, there will be cultural activities and recreation.
TIJUANA BC (Frontera, Ana L.Gomez, 5/13/11) - Between 2,000 and 2,500 people suffer from kidney failure in Baja California. Last year BC had the highest number of transplants registered with 79 cases, reported the Technical Secretary of the State Council of Transplants, Ismael Gonzalez Contreras. He noted these transplants were done in Social Security, in the Institute of Security and Social of Workers of State Services (Isste), in the Institute of Security and Social Services of the Workers of Baja California (Issstecali) and in the General Hospital. In past years, there were 50 transplant cases a year, he noted, and it is expected that each year the number would increase as it has in 2010. The Secretary of Health of the State, José Guadalupe Bustamante, stressed that four years ago there was neither a transplantologist nor a nephrologist in the State. Now we already have one of each monitoring this area in Baja California. On the other hand, we are also working on prevention programs to prevent diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. With kidney disease, organ transplant or a dialysis is the sole treatment. The second symposium update in Nephrology and Renal Transplantation of the Northwest was held at the Grand Hotel of Tijuana, where national authorities trained around 150 people on this issue. The President of the Mexican Society of Transplantation, Rafael Reyes, said that the only solution to kidney disease is early detection. Kidney diseases are the sixth cause of hospital admission and it is one of the main causes of death in the country, he said. On the other hand, he added that Mexico has the highest number of transplants in living persons. There are between 17 and 18 living donors per million inhabitants. However, for the number of deceased donors we are the lowest in the world. Reyes said that the success rate of transplants from living donors is 94%. Sixty percent of patients with kidney disease are compatible for transplant.
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