Wednesday 14 April 2021

Oman launches programme for organ transplant

MUSCAT, 16 days ago

Oman has launched a national programme for human organ transfer and transplant, aiming to enforce prescribed principles in the field of transferring and transplanting human organs and tissues and developing clinical research.

Launched by Dr Ahmed Mohammed al-Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, the specialized national programme tackles one of the most sophisticated areas (human organ transfer and transplant) that poses the greatest challenge to health systems and requires coordination between different departments and specialists to find solutions to the challenges, reported Oman News Agency (ONA).

Transplanting alternative organs is considered the sole means of saving the life of patients suffering total organ failure, when donation remains the only option provided exclusively by people allowing re-use of their kidneys and livers during their life or after death.

Public collaboration is needed to encourage organ donation to save the life of about 3,000 patients suffering total kidney failure and relying on dialysis. A live donor has a chance to save the life of eight such patients.


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