Nine-year-old Bana Nizar Hassan from Sudan has become the first child to receive a kidney transplant in Dubai.
The surgery was performed at Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital by a joint medical team from Al Jalila Children’s, the UAE’s first and only dedicated children’s hospital, and Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU).
The team was led by MBRU’s prominent transplant surgeons Dr David Hickey, Professor of Surgery and Dr Farhad Janahi, Assistant Professor of Surgery.
A total of nine government and health authorities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi worked together seamlessly to ensure that the kidney from a deceased donor in Abu Dhabi was transplanted within the necessary 12-hour window.
In addition to Al Jalila Children’s and MBRU, Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and its National Transplant Committee, Al Jalila Foundation, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Health Services Co. (SEHA), Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City were involved.
(Source: Arabianbusiness.com YouTube channel)