Kulsum was diagnosed with congenital acute myeloid leukaemia. She had undergone 4 cycles of chemotherapy in Dubai. Her doctors in Dubai suggested she undergo a bone marrow transplant as early as possible.
Taking to Twitter to express his heartfelt appreciation for the family’s humanitarian act, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said the gesture “embodies the act of giving at his finest.”
Egypt has arrested a gang of human organ traffickers, which used to lure people to sell their kidneys at a very low price and the gang used to sell it to patients needing transplant at a much higher price.
Muhammad Mansoor Mohiuddin made headlines last week as the co-founder of the US university programme that successfully transplanted the heart of a genetically modified pig into a gravely ill American man.
The highly advanced, matched sibling transplant treatment was successfully carried out on a five-year-old girl from Uganda, with the donor being her 10-year-old sister.
Albert Khoury, a 54-year-old non-smoker, underwent a seven-hour surgery to receive his new lungs at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago on Sept.25, 2021. Six months on, the lungs are working well and he has no signs of cancer in his body.
Those who got a second lease of life through transplantation as an outcome of this gesture of organ donation included recipients in Mumbai, Delhi, and two at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh.
The patient, David Bennett, had been deemed ineligible for human transplant — a decision that is often taken when the recipient has very poor underlying health. He is now recovering and being carefully monitored to determine how the new organ performs.
The procedure raised hopes that advances in cross-species organ donation could one day solve the chronic shortage of human organs available for donation, and the team behind the operation say they are "optimistic" about its future success.
Born with a rare liver disease, 30-year-old Fatima Abdulkareem Saeed Al Nahdi was under treatment from various hospitals in Middle East. She had Budd Chiari syndrome with multiple protein enzyme defects resulting in blockade of major vessels of liver.