Guadalajara, Mexico, Mar. 14 (Notimex).- The Civil Hospital of Guadalajara started the Multi-tissue Bank and the Laboratory of Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Biology, in order to provide specialized services and cutting edge technology to patients.
These spaces enrich the learning of the students of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG, for its acronymi n Spanish); they allow to open new lines of research, and favor the population with a better medical attention, assured at the inauguration the general rector of the academic institution, Miguel Ángel Navarro Navarro.
During the ceremony in the auditorium of the Tower of Specialties, of the Fray Antonio Alcalde hospital unit, he affirmed that at the national level, Multi-tissue bank is the first of its kind to be part of a public hospital and will make it possible to have tissues of the highest quality and biosecurity.
In addition, he said that thanks to the Laboratory of Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Civil Hospital of Guadalajara increases its capacity for tissue analysis, and for the timely diagnosis and high accuracy of conditions such as cancer.
He stressed the importance of joining forces to promote the culture of organ and tissue donation, and called on the federal and state authorities to increase the resources and support granted to the Civil Hospital of Guadalajara, in order to ensure that it continues to improve its teaching functions, research and medical attention.
In turn, the general director of the Civil Hospital of Guadalajara, Héctor Raúl Pérez Gómez, said that the new facilities of the Multi-tissues Bank will allow more patients to be cared for, for example, who require skin grafts, as it is the case of many children with severe burns.
He stressed that in Mexico there are around six thousand 500 people waiting for corneas, and this will be one of the tissues that can be processed properly and with quality.
He added that the Civil Hospital of Guadalajara performs 53 kidney transplants a year, which locates in second place, only surpassed by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS, for its acronym in Spanish).
He expressed that the Civil Hospital of Guadalajara is a leader in organ and tissue donation in Jalisco and the country, hence the importance of upgrading the Multi-tissues Bank facilities.
He stressed that the Immunohistochemistry Laboratory will favor individualized medicine, the future of care, for a better therapeutic prognosis.