His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, thanked the medical teams and those in charge of the organ transplant program in the UAE, for their efforts and dedication to their humanitarian work.
This came in response to an Indian family’s donation of four of the organs of their deceased two-year-old child, to save three children.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, through his account on Twitter, said: “I received news that embodies the most wonderful humanitarian situations in Dubai for the family (Vijit Vijayan), who donated the organs of her deceased two-year-old child, to save three sick children in Dubai. The Emirates and Saudi Arabia, and giving them hope in life, thanks to God Almighty.. May God have mercy on the child (Vivan), and my best wishes for the three children.”
His Highness added, “I thank all the medical teams and those in charge of the organ transplant program in the UAE, for their efforts and dedication to this humanitarian work.”
Dr. Ali Al-Obaidly, the medical executive director of SEHA Kidney Care and head of the National Committee for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation, revealed that the family of (Vijit Vijayan – Indian), donated four of the organs of her deceased child (Vivan), who was two years old, to save three children, A kidney was transplanted for an Emirati child at Al Jalila Hospital, a liver and a kidney was transplanted for another Emirati child at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, in addition to a heart transplant for a Saudi child inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Obaidli told “Emirates Today”: “The process of organ transplantation and transplantation was carried out this week, strictly following the medical protocol for organ transplantation, which required full coordination with all organ transplant centers in the Emirates, under the auspices of the National Organ Transplantation Committee in the country, which is responsible for matching The blood and tissue types between potential patients and the donor before the organ transplant, and the donation process benefited a sick child in Abu Dhabi, a sick child in Dubai, and a patient from Saudi Arabia.”
Al-Obaidli confirmed that “the heart was transferred to Saudi Arabia for transplantation to a Saudi child, in accordance with the approved international medical standards and protocols, within the framework of the organ transplant exchange program between the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries,” noting that “the donation process contributed to saving the lives of the three patients, and put an end to their suffering.” of incurable diseases that prevented them from practicing their normal lives, which confirms that a single person’s donation may contribute to saving many patients.”
He stressed that the organ donation and transplantation program is a humanitarian program that reflects the prevailing spirit in the UAE society, which was planted in us by the founding fathers with white hands, pointing out that the pinnacle of human feelings is the approval of the family of the deceased, especially when he is a child to donate his organs, as they seek, despite From the bitterness of loss, to saving the lives of others.
Al-Obaidli praised the (Indian Vijit Vijayan) family, who, despite their grief over the loss of their child, thought of donating their organs to save other children, especially since the possibility of donating the organs of the deceased and transferring them to other patients applies to a small percentage of the number of the deceased.
Dubai Crown Prince:
• “Vijit Vijayan’s family embodied the most wonderful situations of humanity in Dubai.. I wish the three children good health.”