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Organs Harvested from 3 Brain-Dead People Give New Lease of Life to14 Citizens
21 September 2022

​In a new medical achievement, 3 MOH’s affiliated hospitals in Makkah, Sakakah and Najran managed to harvest the main organs from 3 brain-dead people within a week and urgently sent them to 14 patients who were in dire need of transplantation. The medical teams at King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah were able to obtain the consent of the brain-dead family to donate his organs for transplantation in organ failure patients, benefiting 5 cases, the first of which was a heart transplant for a 10-year-old girl, whose medical condition was very critical, and the right kidney was donated to a 14-year-old girl, who has been on the waiting list for more than seven years. The left kidney was transplanted in a 38-year-old patient ending his suffering from kidney failure, and the liver was transplanted in a 59-year-old woman who was on the waiting list for liver transplantation, in addition to a lung transplant for a 23-year-old girl whose health condition was critical.

In Al-Jouf, the medical teams at Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz- Sakakah were able to transplant organs from brain-dead people into 4 citizens, including the liver for a 17-year-old girl, the right kidney for a 52-year-old patient, the left kidney for 57-year-old woman and two lungs were transplanted in a 57-year-old man. Also, 5 Saudi patients have benefited from brain-dead organs in Najran. A medical team at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and the National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, in collaboration with the medical team at Najran General Hospital have prepared the operating room and all required medical procedures to ensure safe transportation of the organs. During a 5-hour operation, the donated organs, which included the heart, liver, lung and kidneys, were transported through the air evacuation to 5 patients in Riyadh. 

Last Update : 24 September 2022 12:50 AM
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