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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 638-643
Hospital sharing in organ donation program

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Date of Web Publication24-Apr-2013

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. Hospital sharing in organ donation program. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2013;24:638-43

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. Hospital sharing in organ donation program. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 Aug 7];24:638-43. Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2013/24/3/638/111091
The total number of hospitals who reported possible deceased donor (DD) cases during the year 2012 was 94 hospitals. These were divided into either large (>20 ICU beds), medium (10-20 ICU beds) or small (<10 ICU beds).

Large hospitals (17) reported 146 cases (23% of the total), of which 85 (58%) were fully documented and 24 consents were obtained for organ donation (26% of total consents).

In this group, 17 consents were obtained from King Saud Medical Complex, Riyadh (KSMC). KSMC is also considered to be the largest source of consented cases in the kingdom for the last seven years. King Abdulaziz Medical City (National Guard Hospital), Riyadh came next with six consents followed by Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh from which one case was consented.

Medium sized hospitals, with 10-20 ICU beds, contributed with 42% (266 cases) of the total reported cases. However, only 22 consents (24% of total consents) were obtained for organ donation from this group.

The most active hospital in this group was Prince Salman Hospital, Riyadh with six consents followed by King Khalid Hospital, Al Kharj with three consents. King Fahd Specialist Hospital, Qassim, Dammam Medical Complex and King Fahd Hospital, Hofuf contributed with two consents for each. And lastly; Al Noor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, King Khalid Hospital, Tabuk, King Fahd Hospital, Al Baha, Dr. Ahmed Abanamy Hospital, Riyadh, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital (Al-Rayan), Riyadh, Al Manae General Hospital, Al Khobar and Dr. Sulaiman Habib Hospital (Olaya), Riyadh; each obtained one consent for organ donation.

Small sized hospitals, with less than 10 ICU beds, shared with 160 possible deceased cases (25% of the total Possible DD) and 27 consents were obtained from them i.e. (29% of total consent).

Among this group, the National Hospital, Riyadh was the most active with a total of five consents for organ donation, followed by the Kingdom Hospital, Riyadh with three consents.

Moreover, Al-Iman General Hospital, Riyadh, Al-Rass General Hospital, Najd Consulting, Hospital, Riyadh, each contributed with two consents. And finally, one consent was obtained from each of the following hospitals: Al Qateef Central Hospital, Buraida Central Hospital, Al Jubail General Hospital, King Khalid General Hospital, Hafar Al Baten, Ar-Ar Central Hospital, Al-Manae General Hospital, Dammam, King Saud Hospital, Unaiza, Abu Arish Hospital, Saad Specialist Hospital, Al-Khobar, Obeid Specialized Hospital, Riyadh, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Jeddah, Obeid Specialized Hospital, Hofuf, and King Khalid Military Hospital, Hafar Al Baten.

Activities of the organ sharing program between the Kingdom and GCC countries showed that 20 consents were obtained for organ donation under this program; distributed between Kuwait Hospitals (19 cases) and Qatar Hospitals (one case).

The following table shows the distribution of possible, consented and actual deceased donors according to region:

Distribution of consents by region shows that 55 (59%) consents were obtained from the Central region (34 from MOH hospitals, seven from Govt. Non-MOH hospitals and 14 from private hospitals). The Eastern region came next with 12 (13%) consents. And finally, the Western, Southern, and Northern region each contributed with 2 (2%).

Deceased Heart Beating Donor (DD) Possible, Potential, Eligible, Consented and Actual from Different Hospitals in Saudi Arabia 2012

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