Brain-Dead Donor Lends Three Patients Hope to Be Treated for Chronic Organ Failure
Muscat, 4 Jun (ONA) ---- A specialized medical team at the Royal Hospital succeeded in carrying out three organ transplants on three patients, using organs donated by a brain-dead donor. The patients were treated for chronic organ failure.
The first operation was a liver transplant for an adult patient suffering from chronic liver failure. It was performed by an Omani surgical team specialized in liver transplants. It was conducted under the supervision of a liver transplant team from King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam.
The operation constitutes a new achievement to be added to the accomplishments of the National Transplantation Programme endorsed in Oman.
Dr. Salah Mohammed Al Jabri, Liver Surgery and Transplant Consultant, Head of Liver Transplantation Committee at the Royal Hospital, told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the operation took about 8 hours and met with success. He pointed out that liver resection requires well-trained staff capable of shifting the target organ in a precise and rapid manner to avoid inadvertent damage.
The second and third operations involved the transplantation of kidneys for two children, aged 9 and 10 years. The children were undergoing proton dialysis for years. The transplants came as a blessing to the two, who spent their childhood days frequenting hospital wards and facing grim chances of treatment, due to the fact that did not have donors from among their relatives.