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A medical team succeeds in performing 3 operations from a brain-dead donor in Amman


A specialized medical team at the Royal Hospital succeeded in performing three organ transplants from a brain-dead donor, during which three patients were given the opportunity to be treated for chronic organ failure.

The first liver transplant from a brain-dead donor was performed for an adult patient suffering from chronic liver failure, and for whom there was no available donor from relatives. It was performed by an Omani surgical team specialized in liver transplantation and under the supervision of the liver transplantation team at King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam, and it represents a new achievement to be added in The field of organ transplantation within the national program for organ transplantation in the Sultanate of Oman.

Dr. Salah bin Muhammad al-Jabri, a consultant in liver surgery and transplantation and head of the Liver Transplantation Committee at the Royal Hospital, told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the operation took about eight hours and was crowned with success, pointing out that liver resection requires well-trained cadres so that it is removed in an accurate and rapid manner so as not to damage the organ. to be cultivated.

He stated that among the difficulties facing this type of operation is the search for the appropriate patient to transplant these organs in a very short time and the availability of medical staff in the hospital in less than 24 hours to perform this type of operation.

He stressed that cooperation with the organ transplantation team at King Fahd Hospital in Dammam in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia gave the national program for organ transplantation a great impetus to the development of the program, an increase in the experience of national cadres to perform this type of operation, and rapid and greater steps towards independence.

Two operations were also performed, namely the transplantation of kidneys for two children aged nine and ten years, who have been undergoing proton dialysis for years, and with their illness they lost their innocence and childhood among the corridors of the hospital during their frequent visits, and they did not have a donor from relatives.