The campaign builds on DHCC’s significant milestone as a destination for the first successful organ transplant surgery in Dubai in June 2016. Since then, the DHCC ecosystem continues its strong drive to advance organ transplant procedures.
The DHCC briefing provided a platform for families of past organ donors and recipients to share their inspiring stories, adding excitement to the day and the wider cause.
Number of organ transplants performed since January 2023. Source: MoHAP
Building on the objectives of educating NUmber communities about the importance of organ donation, the event also included presentations from Dr. Ali Al Obaidli, Chairman of the UAE National Transplant Committee, Dr. María Gómez, Director of Transplantation of organs from the National Center for the Regulation of Donation and Transplantation of human organs and tissues and Dr Farhad Janahi, assistant professor of surgery at the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and consultant urologist and transplant surgeon at Mediclinic City Hospital.
Commenting on the event, Kawthar Kazim, Vice President of Business Support at DHCA, said: “Organ donation is one of the most selfless acts that can give the gift of life to its recipients. With this initiative, we want to strengthen our commitment to promote organ donation and transplantation in the UAE and improve our healthcare ecosystem to support our specialized partners in this field.
“We are confident that our efforts will help reach a wider audience and unite communities across the UAE to recognize how an act of compassion can help patients in need.”
The emirate’s proactive regulation of organ donation and transplantation laws has led to significant progress in the Hayat programme.
According to the most recent data from MoHAP, 111 organ transplants have been successfully completed since January 2023. Since 2017, more than 460 transplants have been performed with the goal of improving the quality of life of all communities.
The UAE is home to eight health centers authorized to perform organ transplants, of which two, Mediclinic City Hospital and Al Jalila Children’s Hospital, are a key part of the DHCC ecosystem.