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  • Ever More Organ Donors in Bulgaria

    Varna - July 2 (BTA) - From a very low level of organ donation in the last two years now the number of Bulgarians who do so is increasing, the Director of the Executive Agency for Transplantation Dr Mariyana Simeonova, said in a BTA interview. According to data of the Executive Agency, a total of 79 transplantations were performed in this country in 2014. Most numerous were the kidney transplants (a total of 56 from cadaveric and living donors), followed by liver transplants (18) and heart transplants (4). Another 36 transplants have taken place in Bulgaria since the beginning of the year, the most numerous again being kidney transplants, followed by liver and heart transplants. In comparison, the number of transplants in 2012 totalled 19. There is a chance that lung transplants may be made in this country soon. According to Simeonova, specialists for this are available in Bulgaria.

  • Research and Development Spending Accounts for 0.25% of GDP in 2014

    Sofia - June 30 (BTA) - Public spending on research and development (R&D) in Bulgaria amounted to 206.6 million leva in 2014, increasing by 3.1 per cent compared with 2013, the National Statistical Institute reported on Tuesday. The absolute increase did not change the ratio of R&D spending to GDP, which remained at 0.25 per cent (unchanged since 2012).

  • Bulgarian National Team Wins Six Medals at 19th Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad

    Sofia - June 29 (BTA) - The Bulgarian national mathematics team won six medals at the 19th Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Belgrade, the Ministry of Education and Science said.