There have been major advances over the last few decades, with the introduction of split liver grafts and living related donor
transplants dramatically increasing the pool of potential donors.
He mentioned further that the living related donor
programme will require having in place specialised staff, the training of whom the HMC could sought abroad.
Every day someone in the United States receives a kidney from a cadaver, a living related donor
(LRD), or a living unrelated donor (LUD).
In renal transplantation from a living related donor
, 12 months of cyclosporine probably is sufficient for patients with stable grafts, according to a report in the April issue of Clinical Transplantation.
In terms of living related donor
kidney transplantations, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) has conducted more than 240 donations between adults and children.
Having a living related donor
also means the patient does not have to go on the waiting list for organs from deceased persons.