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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1118-1122
Organ donation and transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2011



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. Organ donation and transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2011. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2012;23:1118-22

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. Organ donation and transplantation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2011. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Oct 29];23:1118-22. Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2012/23/5/1118/100973
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 710 cases reported to SCOT in 2011 coming from 95 donating hospitals. Brain-death was documented in 385 (54%) 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 309 of the documented cases. Consent for organ donation was obtained in 93 of the family approached cases.

It was worth mentioning that 100% of consents for donation included kidney as the donated organ. Liver was donated in 99% and heart in 84% of the successful cases, while consent for cornea was obtained in only 46% of the consented cases.

A total of 553 renal transplant operations were done this year in Saudi Arabia, 431 transplants from living donors and 122 transplants from deceased donors.

There were 92 consents for liver donation in the year 2011. However, only 49 livers were transplanted; 23 at King Faisal Specialist Hospital - Riyadh, 17 at King Abdul Aziz Medical City (National Guard Hospital), and 9 at King Fahd Specialist Hospital - Dammam.

Regarding livers from living donors, 115 transplants were done during this year; 89 at King Faisal Specialist Hospital -Riyadh, 14 at Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, 11 at King Abdul Aziz Medical City (NGH Hospital-Riyadh) and one at King Fahd Specialist Hospital - Dammam.

A total 19 whole hearts were transplanted this year; 15 at King Faisal Specialist Hospital - Riyadh and 4 at Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital. Besides, 23 hearts were used as a source for human valves; all were given to King Faisal Specialist Hospital - Riyadh.

Nineteen lung transplant operations 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 70 cases. Moreover, one pancreas transplant operation was done also this year at King Fahd Specialist Hospital-Riyadh.

In this year also, seventeen (17) consents were obtained for bone donation from which 21 types of bones were retrieved in addition to 4 musculoskeletal tissues.

There were 34 consents for donation of corneas from deceased donors in 2011; retrieval was carried in 15 while the remaining 19 cases were not retrieved for medical and technical reasons.

The Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation 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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