Health minister visits Qatar’s second lung transplant patient Jun 23, 2022 0 0 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaMinister of Public Health Her Excellency Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari visited Qatar’s second lung transplant recipient who is recovering well from the lifesaving procedure at Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Hamad General Hospital. The male patient, a 67-year-old Arab resident who has lived in Qatar his whole life, underwent the complex procedure in May which was performed by HMC’s highly skilled multi-specialty team led by Professor Takahiro Oto, an internationally renowned expert in lung transplantation. A lung transplant is a surgical procedure in which a patient’s damaged lungs are replaced with lungs from a donor. These surgeries are performed on people with lung failure when all other treatment options prove ineffective. In addition to the lung transplant, a record-breaking nine kidney transplant procedures and a liver transplant were performed in May 2022 at HGH – from seven live donors and one deceased donor. All the transplant patients went home in good health after a relatively short stay in the hospital. Director of Qatar Organ Donation Center (Hiba) and Head of the committee supervising lung transplant programme at HMC Dr Riadh Fadhil said the patient was recovering well with the support of HMC’s world-class multidisciplinary transplant team.“The record-breaking number of transplant procedures done within a short time with a fast recovery by patients demonstrates that Qatar’s transplant programme benefits from an efficient healthcare system, skilled clinicians as well as cutting-edge technology and efficient health,” Dr Riadh said. “Of course, nothing could be done without the gracious ‘Gift of Life’ by the living and the deceased donors.”“With this increase in donation and development of a new efficient successful multi-organ transplant programmes, I ask all the patients in Qatar who are in need of organ transplantation to undertake their transplants in Qatar,” Dr Riadh said. Qatar’s first lung transplant was successfully performed on a 39-year-old lady at Hamad General Hospital in June 2021. The Organ Donor Registry was launched in 2012 and has grown significantly year on year and there are nearly 500,000 people on the registry. Pages 12345 RELATED ARTICLES PHCC to launch blood donation campaign Jun 23, 2022 0 0 FM, Libyan counterpart discuss relations Jun 23, 2022 0 0 QA to suspend flights to 15 to 20 destinations during World Cup to meet heavy inflow of football fans Jun 23, 2022 0 0 Cabinet praises Amir’s speech at Qatar Economic Forum At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet praised the Amir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s speech on Tuesday at the opening of the Qatar Economic Forum 2022, Powered by Bloomberg. The Cabinet .. Briefs Amir sends condolences to Saudi king The Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Wednesday sent a cable of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia on .. Shura Council participates in parliamentary meet on food, fragility and finance QNA Doha The Shura Council on Wednesday participated in the 3rd Session of the Parliamentary Dialogue Series: Food, Fragility and Finance, which was organised by the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and ..