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organ transplantation,

n the replacement of a diseased organ with a healthy organ from a donor with a compatible tissue type. Organs such as a kidney may be donated by living donors or harvested from brain-dead organ donors.
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Histocompatibility - A Major Barrier for Organ Transplantation II-54
Dr Ali Abdulkareem Al Obaidli, chairman of the National Organ Transplantation Committee and member of the Gulf Organ Transplantation Committee told Khaleej Times previously that the UAE was building and strengthening its capacity through regional collaboration to overcome "technical challenges".
Tacrolimus is a leading immunosuppressive medication to prevent rejection after organ transplantation.
This led to widespread public debate, and therefore understanding, of the ethical dilemmas involved in any diagnosis of `brain-death', a factor that has been absent in any public debate on organ transplantation in the West where the media emphasis has been firmly centred on `saving' lives.
For organ transplantations in general, the discrepancy between the number of available donor organs and those in need remains a consistent source of contention.
Failure to remove organ donation from the vetting process of a suspended prison sentence jeopardizes the altruistic motivation for all organ donation and sets a dangerous precedent for the future of solid organ transplantation," states Dr.
The Ministry of Higher Education has approached all medical colleges and university hospitals in the country to register brain dead patients in their intensive care units for the data to be used by the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT).
Specialists in solid organ transplantation from around the world explain the current state of the field, how it got there, and where it is likely to go now.
Apart from discussing kidney failure (its causes and incidence as well as prevalence in the GCC region and recommendations for reducing the rates of occurrence), they also initiated the process of preparing a handbook on the achievements of organ transplantation in GCC countries.
The organ transplantation services of the government are currently carried out by the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT), headquartered in Riyadh.
The public views organ transplantation as the newest medical miracle, and a health care system may not be viewed as truly first-rate if it doesn't offer the service.