An Iraqi medical team working at the al-Kafeel specialist hospital of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine announced the success of the first kidney transplant surgery donated by a thirty years old man to his brother. Stating that the operation was carried out by an expatriate Iraqi doctor with the help of a specialized medical and nursing staff.
Dr. Riyad Al-Sa'egh, a consultant on kidney diseases and kidney transplant at the hospital, said: "A medical team succeeded today in conducting the first kidney transplant surgery for a patient aged thirty-three years donated by his brother, who is three years younger, both from Karbala. The medical team was headed by the liver and kidney Specialist; the Iraqi doctor expatriate in America, Dr. As'ad Abd 'Aoun, with the participation of an Iraqi specialist medical and nursing staff under our supervision.
Al-Sa'egh added: "This operation is the first of its kind carried out at the Al-Kafeel Specialist Hospital. We have prepared for it in an intensive and pre-determined manner and we have provided all the requirements for its success. The health status of the patient and his donor brother is now stable after the operation and they left the intensive care unit after 24 hours. The donator might leave the hospital soon and few days later his brother for whom the kidney was transplanted."
Al-Sa'egh revealed that "preparations are underway for another kidney transplant for a 23-year-old patient whose 50-year-old father will donate one of his kidneys. A third patient will be given a kidney by his thirty year old daughter."
It is worth mentioning that the al-Kafeel Specialist Hospital of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine has performed hundreds of surgical operations since its establishment in various medical specialities. Most of them were successful, thanks to two factors: The Iraqi and foreign medical teams and the modernity of its medical devices. These two factors were crowned by the blessings of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) to achieve a high success rate.
And for inquiries and to see the services provided by the hospital, please visit the official hospital website (www.kh.iq) or call the following numbers: (07602344444) or (07602329999).