Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The UAE to pave way for Organ transplantation soon

Narada Desk | May 23, 2016 4:44 pm Print
The UAE might soon officially allow organ transplantation from the deceased bodies, which in turn will be providing a big relief to patients who are enrolled on the organ donation waiting lists in the United Arab Emirates as a senior transplant surgeon from and established in the UAE has shed a lot of light on the concern today.

The approaches made by the GCC countries in terms of medical guidelines and treatment availability has happened to be almost the same except for the Deceased Organ Donation Programme, which is implemented by all the GCC countries except for the UAE. Like sources reveal, it might transform into a reality for the Emirati land too and is expected to happen soon, stated by Dr. Farhad Janahi, assistant professor and renowned kidney transplant surgeon at Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) at the Dubai Health Care City (DHCC).

Apart from the statements made by the prominent faces in the field, a UAE national survey was conducted throughout the land of the UAE where it has shown that around 68% residents have responded by expressing a will to donate their organs if they happen to be brain-dead.

The results of this survey were presented at the first UAE Organ Donation forum held last week at the DHCC which was held under the patronage of the Chairperson of Dubai Health Care City Authority (DHCCA), Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and it was marked by an attendance of 50 transplant experts, religious leaders and donors, among other attendees, and they also highlighted means to expand organ transplantation services in the UAE by stating the importance and the necessity of this implementation to take place for the needy in the UAE.