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King Faisal Hospital - Makkah: Successful Organs Transplantation from a Brain-Dead Donor
08 August 2017
According to Makkah Health Affairs, in collaboration with the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT), King Faisal Hospital has successfully transplanted organs from a 42-years-old brain-dead donor. The donor was brought to the hospital's emergency in a coma. After due medical and radiological check-ups, he was diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage due to hypertension; resulting in his brain death. Immediately after due tests and diagnostics which have proven him brain-dead, the operation room was prepared for an emergency surgery by an integrated medical team in various fields to remove the donor's organs. An official approval from his family was obtained to donate his organs. Then, his kidneys, lungs, and heart (for valves) were removed and carried by a medevac helicopter for prospective recipients.
 
"This operation falls within collaboration with the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, by documenting brain-dead patients, enabling SCOT surgical team to use the hospital's operation rooms to capitalize on the brain-dead's organs, and educating the community and families on the importance of donating organs and their contribution to saving other patients' lives.", Makkah Health Affairs stresses, while extending deep appreciation to the donor's family for their noble attitude. The Affairs also thanked all medical professionals taking part in the surgery, especially the hospital’s surgery department for precise preparation before and after the successful surgery.
 
 
 
 



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