KUWAIT, Nov 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait won an award for best research at the 2011 Organ Donation Congress, currently held in Argentina.
The paper submitted by organ transplant consultant at the Liver and Pancreas Surgical Unit in the Amiri Hospital Dr. Hani Haider was chosen by the judging committee of the International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP). The paper competed against hundreds of entries from around the world.
Dr. Haider told KUNA, Wednesday, there were several scientific papers by Kuwaitis, which were well received by their peers.
He added that Dr. Mustafa Al-Musawi, Head of Hamad Al-Essa Organ Transplantation Center, also gave many lectures on organ donation and transplantation as well as on Kuwait's pioneering role in this field during the congress. The researcher praised the sponsorship and support of the Ministry of Health to Kuwaitis attending.
Dr. Haider, who is also the Secretary of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Society for Organ Implants, noted that the society will soon launch a national media campaign on organ donation. The aim is to increase public awareness and increase the number of organ donors in Kuwait in order to shorten the waiting list and minimize the suffering of patients of renal failure in particular.