20 Organ Transplants Performed on 19 Citizens with Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Riyadh, September 13, 2023, SPA — A team from the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation has performed transplants on 20 patients with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) from King Khalid General Hospital in Hafr Al-Batin, King Abdulaziz Medical City of the National Guard in Jeddah, King Saud Medical City, the Saudi-German Hospital in Riyadh, Al-Mana Medical Center in the Eastern Region, and Cleveland Clinic and Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
The transplanted organs had been donated by relatives of eight brain-dead people.
The team was thus able to perform two heart, a lung, five liver, a pancreas and 11 kidney transplants.
Director-General of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation Dr. Talal Al-Qoufi said that the distribution of organs was made according to medical ethics, in a just way, taking into account the patients’ situation, and stressed that the success of the operations was the result of cooperation among all stakeholders.
He also commended the efforts of referral centers at the Ministry of Health.
15:27 Local Time 12:27 GMT