UAE takes practical steps to regulate organ donation and transplantation – News


The Ministry of Health and Prevention joins the world in marking World Organ Donation Day

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By Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 13 Aug 2022, 09:17 PM

Top health experts have said that the UAE is making every effort to develop and regulate organ transplant infrastructure in the country.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) has joined the world in commemorating World Organ Donation Day on August 13.

Dr. Mohammed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of Mohap, confirmed that the UAE has all the resources, tools and expertise to excel in the implementation of the national organ transplant program.

This includes highly qualified medical executives, state-of-the-art medical facilities, state-of-the-art technological infrastructure and international partnerships with the most prestigious institutions specializing in organ transplantation.

Al-Olama reiterated the need to constantly intensify national efforts to facilitate and improve the process of transfer and transplantation of human organs and tissues. He also stressed the need to provide technologically advanced healthcare services to patients requiring human organ or tissue transplant.

In 2020, the United Arab Emirates established the National Regulatory Center for Organ and Tissue Transplantation. The center reinforces the medico-social management of organ donation and transplantation by international standards of quality and medical ethics. The National Organ Transplant Program gives any UAE resident over the age of 21 the opportunity to express their desire to donate organs after brain death.

“Besides having a positive effect on the lives of donors and recipients, the initiative has benefited many patients and given them new hope,” said Dr Al Olama.

Ahmed Ali Al Dashti, Deputy Undersecretary for the Support Services Sector, said the UAE is doing its utmost to develop and regulate organ transplantation and support the country’s excellence in providing health care programs. treatment.

“We are committed to strengthening the integration of our health system by adopting progressive and creative initiatives according to the best international quality standards,” said Al Dashti.

He pointed out that organ donation offers a wide range of benefits, such as fostering family harmony and community cohesion while promoting the principles of cooperation and solidarity in society.


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