MOHAMMED BIN RASHID UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES (MBRU) UNVEILS THE VIDEOS OF THE UAE’s FIRST TWO MULTI ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE

31 Jan 2019

In conjunction with the launch of "Hayat", an online platform that allows individuals to register their willingness to be organ donors by the Ministry of Health and Prevention at the Arab Health Exhibition and Conference 2019, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) at Dubai Healthcare City unveiled the first two  videos of multi organ deceased donation and transplantation in the UAE that took place in 2017.

The unveiling of the videos highlights the first steps taken in the launch of the national program for organ transplantation under the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Prevention with the participation of various national health authorities, government and private entities with the collaboration of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation.

The launch of the videos aims to recognize the hard work of the team who saved the lives of several individuals with organ failure.

The videos highlight the first donation and transplant from a deceased donor in the UAE on July 15, 2017, where the deceased donated five organs, resulting in saving five lives (attached is the infographic for more information). The second multi-organ donor donation and transplant was carried out in the UAE on September 23, 2017, where four successful transplantations were done that helped save four lives. 
Video 1: https://youtu.be/rDp6Pw0aYtA 
Video 2: https://youtu.be/f14eEWTi7IU 

Lives were saved due to the humanitarian spirit of the deceased’s family who chose to contribute to save the lives of others in a time of great distress, as well as the efforts of numerous parties, including but not limited to the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation; Dubai Healthcare City Authority; Abu Dhabi Health Services Company; UAE’s Ministry of Interior; Dubai Airports; Fujairah International Airport; Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences; Sheikh Khalifa Medical City; Mediclinic City Hospital; Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Dubai Customs; General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai; Dubai Police; Abu Dhabi Police and Sharjah Police General Directorate.

Furthermore, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) is the first educational institution in the UAE to run an organ transplantation program, in particular for kidneys. The program was launched in June 2016, in tandem with the first successful kidney transplant for an Emirati patient, a 29-year-old mother of two. The procedure was conducted by a joint medical team from MBRU and Mediclinic City Hospital.

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