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SKMC Performs The First Child Kidney Transplant Successfully in UAE

The Sheikh Khalifa Medical City () has succeeded in performing the first kidney transplant on a child in the , according to the medical institution.

SKMC said the patient, a Pakistani girl who was operated upon in the first quarter of 2010, had an uneventful hospital stay and the clinical outcome was judged excellent. She was discharged from SKMC 10 days after the surgery. The five-year-old received the organ from her uncle, 40.

The renal programme was started in February 2007 and was created under the guidance of (Seha) and Cleveland Clinic.

Saif Bader Al Qubaisi, Chairman of Seha, accompanied by top officials, visited the child and her mother 10 days after the surgery to check on her recovery and commented favorably on the importance of organ donation, and how special donors are saving lives.

The officials said that this historic surgery has had a tremendous impact on the life of this child – she will now live, play and enjoy her life just like any other child.

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