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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1073-1077
Deceased heart beating donor and organ donation and transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2012



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Date of Web Publication12-Sep-2013
 

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. Deceased heart beating donor and organ donation and transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2012. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2013;24:1073-7

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. Deceased heart beating donor and organ donation and transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2012. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Nov 15];24:1073-7. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2013/24/5/1073/118105
Increasing the reporting of brain-death cases to the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT), by the donating hospitals in Saudi Arabia, has been a major task of the organ donation program in the center. There were 631 cases reported to SCOT in 2012 coming from 94 donating hospitals. Brain-death was documented in 324 (51%) cases. There was no significant change in the demographics of the reported cases. The interviews with the families of potential donors were carried out in 271 of the documented cases. Consent for organ donation was obtained in 93 of the family approached cases.

It was worth mentioning that 99% of consents for donation included kidney as the donated organ. Liver was donated in 99% and heart in 83% of the successful cases, while consent for cornea was obtained in only 30% of total consented cases.

A total of 624 renal transplant operations were done this year in Saudi Arabia, 506 were transplants from living donors and 118 transplants from deceased donors.

There were 92 consents for liver donation in the year 2012. However, only 50 livers were transplanted; 25 at King Faisal Specialist Hospital - Riyadh, 16 at King Abdul Aziz Medical City (NG Hospital - Riyadh), and nine at King Fahd Specialist Hospital - Dammam. Regarding livers from living donors, 96 transplant operations were done during this year; 76 at King Faisal Specialist Hospital-Riyadh, ten at Prince Sultan Military Medical City-Riyadh, nine at King Abdul Aziz Medical City (NG Hospital - Riyadh) and one at King Fahd Specialist Hospital-Dammam.

A total of 22 whole hearts were transplanted this year; 19 at King Faisal Specialist Hospital -Riyadh, and three at Prince Sultan Military Medical City - Riyadh. Beside that, 24 hearts were harvested to be used as a source for human valves; all were given to King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh.

Fourteen lung transplant operations were done this year at King Faisal Specialist Hospital -Riyadh (in which ten patients received double lungs and four received a single lung). This raised the total number of lungs transplanted since the inception of the program in the Kingdom to 94 lungs.

In this year also, six consents were obtained for bone donation from which 17 types of bones were retrieved in addition to eight musculoskeletal tissues.

There were 30 consents for donation of corneas from deceased donors in 2012; retrieval was carried in eight while the remaining 22 cases were not retrieved for medical and technical reasons.

The Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation strongly believes that efforts should continue to increase the awareness of the medical community and the public in Saudi Arabia to the importance of organ donation and transplantation, in order to increase the number of transplanted organs.

Organ Donation and Transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



Organ Donation and Transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



Organ Donation and Transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



Organ Donation and Transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



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