By writer to www.thenationalnews.com
Abu Dhabi’s well being operator and a US non-profit organisation are to construct a paired kidney programme to match donors with recipients within the Emirates and overseas.
The settlement will assist Abu Dhabi’s public well being community present transplants for sufferers with kidney failure searching for a match.
Abu Dhabi Well being Providers Firm (Seha) had earlier announced it was supporting “paired kidney change,” which is an method to residing donor kidney transplantation the place sufferers with incompatible donors are capable of swap kidneys to be able to obtain a suitable kidney
Beforehand within the UAE, sufferers might solely obtain a dwell transplant from a relative or shut good friend.
The brand new partnership with Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation will assist Seha construct a particular kidney match programme for folks within the UAE and abroad.
Dr Tarek Fathey, group chief govt at Seha, mentioned the collaboration will introduce alternatives “to rework kidney care domestically, regionally and internationally”.
As a part of the settlement, consultants at Seha Kidney Care (SKC), a part of the Seha community and Abu Dhabi’s go-to for kidney illness and therapy, will bear coaching in software program designed to establish kidney matches.
They will even develop instructional and analysis papers and research, and change medical, technical, and administrative information.
“The important thing to the success of paired kidney donations is collaboration, domestically and internationally,” mentioned Dr Ali Al Obaidli, chief medical officer at SKC and chairman of the UAE Nationwide Transplant Committee.
“We’re happy to formalise a long-term partnership with APKD — by strengthening our relationship we’re unlocking pathways into nations the world over that may facilitate life-saving options for kidney illness sufferers throughout the globe, in addition to construct and bolster a paired kidney programme right here within the UAE that may profit our residents and residents.”
UAE steps up organ transplant technique
In 2017, the UAE launched a milestone organ transplant programme. Since then, coronary heart, lung, liver, pancreas and kidney transplants have saved the lives of greater than 100 folks.
In September final 12 months, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, accredited a choice to determine the Nationwide Centre to Regulate Human Organs and Tissues Transplantation.
The centre will fall below the Ministry of Well being and Prevention and can regulate and co-ordinate organ transplants surgical procedures throughout the nation, in addition to preservation of human tissues.
The US partnership is the most recent instance of UAE’s worldwide drive to enhance affected person care.
In June, a kidney donated from an Israeli lady was flown on a constitution flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi within the first organ transplant exchange of its kind.
Surgeons eliminated the kidney from Shani Markowitz Manshar, 39, on the Sheba Medical Centre in Tel HaShomer, earlier than loading it into a relaxing field packed in ice for the three-and-a-half-hour flight to Abu Dhabi.
As a part of the identical donation programme, a affected person at Rambam Well being Care Campus, in Haifa, was to obtain a transplant from a donor within the UAE.
Up to date: October seventh 2021, 1:07 PM