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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1070-1075
Organ donation and transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2014



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. Organ donation and transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2014. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2015;26:1070-5

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. Organ donation and transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2014. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Feb 28];26:1070-5. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2015/26/5/1070/164620
Increasing reporting of possible deceased donors to the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT), by the donating hospitals, has been a major task of the organ donation program in the center. There were 570 possible deceased donors cases reported to SCOT in 2014 coming from 103 donating hospitals. Three hundred fifty (61.5%) brain-death cases were documented as potential donors. There was no significant change in the demographics of the possible reported cases. The interviews with the families of potential donors were carried out in 279 (80%) of the cases. Consent for organ donation was obtained in 110 of the family approached cases and the actual harvesting of organs was done in 101 cases.

It is worth mentioning that there was a significant increase in the consent rate per donated organ this year. 100% of consents for donation included kidney and liver as the donated organ, heart was donated in 97% of the successful cases, cornea in 60% and bone in 28% of the cases.

A total of 645 renal transplant operations were done this year in Saudi Arabia, 514 transplants were from living donors and 131 from deceased donors.

Consent for liver donation was obtained in 110 deceased cases out of which 69 cases were utilized to transplant 70 livers (one liver was split and transplanted to 2 recipients). The deceased liver transplant operations were distributed between King Faisal Specialist Hospital-Riyadh (27 operations), King Abdul Aziz Medical City (NGH)-Riyadh (27 operations), and King Fahd Specialist Hospital-Dammam (16 operations).

Regarding liver transplant from living donors; a total of 128 operations were done this year; 124 (97%) were from living related donors and four (3%) from living unrelated liver donor. Ninety five (74%) of living liver transplant operations were done by at King Faisal Specialist Hospital-Riyadh, 14 (11%) by King Abdul Aziz Medical City (NGH)-Riyadh, 13 (10%) by King Fahd Specialist Hospital-Dammam, and six (5%) by Prince Sultan Military Medical City-Riyadh.

A total of 31 whole hearts were transplanted this year; 26 at King Faisal Specialist HospitalRiyadh, and five at Prince Sultan Military Medical City-Riyadh. Besides that 19 hearts were recovered to be used as a source for human valves; all were given to King Faisal Specialist Hospital-Riyadh.

Nineteen lungs were transplanted this year at King Faisal Specialist Hospital-Riyadh, 18 were transplanted as double lung to nine recipients and one as single transplant to one recipient to raise the total number of lungs transplanted since the inception of the program in the Kingdom to 144 lungs for 88 recipients. Beside that two pancreas transplant operations were also done at King Faisal Specialist Hospital-Riyadh.

In this year also, thirty one consents were obtained for bone and musculoskeletal tissue donation from which 126 bones and 58 musculoskeletal tissues were retrieved.

There were 44 consents for cornea from deceased donors in 2014; retrieval was carried in seven cases. The remaining 37 cases were not retrieved for medical or 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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