(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The kidneys and the liver donated by a Bangladeshi before his death have saved the lives of three people
The kidneys were transplanted to a Qatari and a Pakistani and the liver saved the life of a Bangladeshi patient
Dr Yousuf Al Maslamani, Chairman, Qatar Centre for Organ Transplantation and leader of the transplant surgery team, yesterday announced the successful completion of the four transplants over two days last week at Hamad General Hospital (HGH).
A Palestinian living donor donated his kidney to one of his family members.
Dr Yousuf Al Maslamani was present throughout all the surgeries and said, "Over the last week, there was tremendous activity at HGH to prepare the living donors, obtain consent from the family of the deceased donor and perform all pre-surgery tests. Eight teams were present to work on the donors and recipients
"We are seeing an increase in organ donations by people alive and deceased and are preparing 42 living donors to donate their kidneys to patients in their families.
"Half of these donors are Qataris and this is a testament to the changing mindset in Qatar
"The people better understand organ donations and trust the care provided at HMC. This is thanks to the positive work of members of Qatar Centre for Organ Donation (Hiba) and the impact of the recent donation campaign," he added
The organ donation and transplantation system in is built upon the principles of providing equal and ethical standards of healthcare for all and has, in a short time, gained international attention and support for successfully building a discrimination-free system.