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Posted On: 21 August 2013 05:35 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Qatar to attend European organ donation congress

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The Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Qatar Organ Donation Center will participate in the 16th Congress of the European Society for Organ Transplantation, scheduled to take place in Vienna from September 8 to 11. Head of the Qatar Organ Donation Center, Dr Yousef Al Maslamani, will present a study entitled ‘Organ donations from brain dead donors: Challenges and prospects.’ The study details HMC’s experience with both retrieving organs from brain dead donors and success of transplanting these organs. Diseases associated with the failure of one of the body’s organs, such as kidney failure, are being more commonly diagnosed as a result of the increasing incidence of diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Organ transplantation is considered the best treatment for kidney and liver failure and corneal damage. “HMC has been successfully performing transplant surgeries for a number of years with organs retrieved from both living donors and brain dead donors, after legal consent from the families have been received,” said Dr Al Maslamani. Dr Al Maslamani said HMC is planning to use the study to develop the objectives for the Qatar Organ Donation Center and to find solutions to the challenges that face organ donation and transplant operations. The study demonstrates the process of how potential brain dead organ donor candidates are identified and reveals the number of transplants carried out at HMC using organs received from brain dead donors. QNA