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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1122-1126
Organ Donation and Transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2013



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. Organ Donation and Transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2013. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2014;25:1122-6

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. Organ Donation and Transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2013. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Nov 18];25:1122-6. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2014/25/5/1122/139985
Increasing the reporting of possible deceased donors 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 570 cases reported to SCOT in 2013 coming from 92 donating hospitals. Brain-death was documented in 304 (53.3%) 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 243 (80%) of the documented cases. Consent for organ donation was obtained in 77 of the family approached cases.

It was worth mentioning that 100% of consents for donation included kidney and liver as the donated organ. Heart was donated in 84% of the successful cases, while consent for cornea was obtained only in 56% of the consented cases.

A total of 558 renal transplant operations were done this year in Saudi Arabia, 462 transplants from living donors and 96 transplants from deceased donors.

There were 77 consents for liver donation in the year 2013. Organ retrieval was carried in 48 cases and 49 liver transplant operations were done; 30 at King Faisal Specialist Hospital-Riyadh, 14 at King Abdul Aziz Medical City (National Guard Hospital)-Riyadh, and five at King Fahd Specialist Hospital-Dammam.

Regarding livers from living donors; there were 109 transplants done this year; 86 at King Faisal Specialist Hospital-Riyadh, 11 at King Abdul-Aziz Medical City (NGH Hospital-Riyadh), seven at Prince Sultan Military Medical City- Riyadh, and five at King Fahd Specialist Hospital-Dammam.

A total of 21 whole hearts were transplanted this year; 15 at King Faisal Specialist Hospital-Riyadh, and six at Prince Sultan Military Medical City-Riyadh. Besides that, 19 hearts were used as a source for human valves; all were given to King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh.

Seventeen lung transplants (3 single and 14 double) were done this year at King Faisal Specialist Hospital-Riyadh to raise the total number of lungs transplanted since the inception of the program in the Kingdom to 125 lungs.

In this year also, twelve (12) consents were obtained for bone donation from which 20 bones and 17 musculoskeletal tissues were retrieved.

There were 43 consents for donation of corneas from deceased donors in 2013; retrieval was carried in eight cases while the remaining 26 cases were not retrieved for medical and technical reasons.

The SCOT strongly believes that there should be continuous efforts 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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