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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 575-580
Hospital activities in organ donation program in Saudi Arabia

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Date of Web Publication26-Apr-2010

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. Hospital activities in organ donation program in Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2010;21:575-80

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. Hospital activities in organ donation program in Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Aug 10];21:575-80. Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2010/21/3/575/62736
The total number of hospitals reported possible deceased donor (DD) cases during the year 2009 were 85 hospitals. These were divided into either large (>20 ICU's beds), medium (10-20 ICU's beds) or small (<10 ICU's beds).

Large hospitals (12) reported 121 cases (24% of the total). 64% of these possible cases were fully documented and 29 consented cases were obtained for organ donation (35%).

In this group, 14 consents were obtained from King Saud Medical Complex (KSMC). So KSMC was considered to be the largest source of consented cases in the Kingdom for the last four years. King Abdulaziz Medical City (National Guard Hospital) - Riyadh came next with 9 consents followed by Armed Forces Hospital (RKH) with 2 cases.

Medium sized hospitals, (with ICU beds 10-20) reported 41% (205 cases) of the total number of reported cases. However, only 20 (24 %) consents were obtained for organ donation from this group of hospitals.

The most active hospital in this group was Dammam Medical Complex with 7 consented cases followed by Prince Salman Hospital - Riyadh with 5. Two consents were respectively obtained from King Fahd Specialist Hospital - Al Qassim and Riyadh Care Hospital. Moreover, one consent was obtained for each of the following: Alnoor Specialist Hospital - Makkah, King Khalid Hospital - Al Kharj, King Abdulaziz Hospital and Oncology Center - Jeddah and Dr. Ahmed Abinami Hospital - Riyadh.

Small sized hospitals (ICU beds less than 10) came with a contribution of 157 possible deceased cases (31% of the total). 24 consents were obtained from this group i.e. (29%).

Among this group, Al Iman General Hospital-Riyadh was the most active with 5 consented cases, followed by Obeid Specialized Hospital - Riyadh and Buraida Central Hospital - Al Qassim with 3 consents each. Two consents were obtained from each of the following: Dawadmi General Hospital, Al Mana General Hospital - Dammam and National Hospital - Riyadh.

Activities of the organ sharing program between the Kingdom and other countries shows that 6 consented cases were reported from Kuwait hospitals and 3 consents from Qatar hospitals.

The following table shows the distribution of possible, consented and actual deceased donors according to region:

[Additional file 1] Distribution of consent cases according to region shows that 56 (68%) out of 82 consent cases were obtained from the Central region (34 from MOH hospitals, 12 from Govt. Non-MOH hospitals and 10 from private sector hospitals). The Eastern region came next with 12 (15%) consents followed by the Western region with 5 (6%) consequently. Unfortunately, no consented cases reported from Northern and Southern regions in the year 2009. Moreover, 9 consents were obtained from the State of Kuwait and Qatar Hospitals.

[Additional file 2]

Deceased Heart Beating Donor (DD) Possible, Potential, Eligible, Consented and Actual from Different Hospitals in Saudi Arabia in 2009

[Table 1],[Table 2],[Table 3],[Table 4] and [Table 5]

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