Dean of the Liver Institute: One donor contributes to saving 8 lives

Whoever saves a life, it is as if he saved all people, after the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to establish an Egyptian center For organ transplantto be the largest in Africa and the Middle East, in the transplantation of the heart, kidney, liver, lung and pancreas, and it will be connected to a large network of donors and patients in accordance with international standards, and a large number of doctors declared the initiative to save a large number of patients who face difficulty in having a donor to save their lives.

Dr. Hisham Abdel Dayem, Professor of Surgery and Dean of the National Liver Institute at Menoufia University, said in press statements that the establishment of an Egyptian center for organ transplantation from the recently deceased is a great decision and at the same time it is an ongoing charity for the deceased.

He added: We were facing a big problem in organ transplantation because the donors are alive and from the patient’s relatives, and here we face difficulty because the organs will be limited and there must be consensus between the patient and the donor, but the newly deceased donor will open the way to donate more widely, after the approval of the deceased while he is alive And the consent of the deceased’s family as well.

He continued: A single donor can save the lives of 7 or 8 people, as the liver can be donated to two people, as well as the kidneys, and the intestines and pancreas, as organ donation gives the patient life again.

Dr. Abdel-Dayem praised the presidential initiatives concerned with health, such as the 100 Million Health Initiative and the Waiting Lists Initiative.

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