The UAE may soon allow organ transplant

Dr. Farhad Janahi MD(PhD) MBA FRCS (Urol) Assistant Professor and Consultant Urologist Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai Healthcare City

Some 68% of respondents on a UAE national survey said they were willing to donate organs if they were brain-dead


Dubai: The UAE might soon allow organ transplantation from the deceased, providing huge relief to patients on organ donation waiting lists in the country, a senior transplant surgeon from UAE disclosed today.

The deceased organ donation programme, which is now available in all other GCC countries except for the UAE, might soon become a reality in this country too, said Dr Farhad Janahi, assistant professor and renowned kidney transplant surgeon at Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) at the Dubai Health Care City (DHCC).

Dr Janahi, who is currently on a trip to the US, spoke exclusively to Gulf News.

Dr Janahi, who was the chief researcher for the survey, based his conclusion on the findings of a National Survey on organ transplant that was presented at a special organ transplant forum held at MBRU last month. Continue reading
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