Brazil issue BRL 56.3 million to National Transplant System

The Brazilian Ministry of Health has unveiled a financial boost of BRL 56,364,215.01 aimed at strengthening transplant centers operating within the country’s public healthcare system, SUS.

Brazil allocates BRL 56.3 million to National Transplant System

This funding infusion will progressively augment the budget allocated to organ and bone marrow transplants, with transplant centers set to receive increased financial support ranging from 40% to 80%, contingent upon new performance, quality, and safety indicators.

A thorough evaluation by the Ministry of Health exposed discrepancies in the prior indicators, methodologies, and procedures implemented in 2022, leading to potential hindrances in the effective allocation of funds to these services.

Brazil allocates BRL 56.3 million to National Transplant System

With the revised classification system, transplant centers that have continuously operated under the SUS for over two years will now access funding based on the type of transplant and the points accrued during the Qualidot evaluation.

The Ministry of Health has reported a noteworthy 9.5% rise in the number of transplants in Brazil during the period from January to August 2023, with a total of 18,461 organs transplanted, encompassing cornea and bone marrow transplants.

Brazil allocates BRL 56.3 million to National Transplant

This marks a significant increase from the corresponding period in 2022, which witnessed 16,848 procedures. The financial contribution is intended to enhance patient care both before and after transplants, as well as to elevate the quality of treatment for complications that may arise post-transplantation.