Did you know that one individual has the capability to save up to 8 lives through organ donation? In addition to donation and transplant of major organs such as heart, kidneys, liver, lungs and pancreas, cornea and tissue transplants have saved lives.
In America and many other places in the world it is typical for one’s driver license to state if an individual is an organ donor. When receiving treatment at a hospital one is typically asked if he or she is an organ donor. But what about Saudi Arabia? Is is permissible to donate an organ to someone in need whether that organ comes from one who is living or alive?
Towards answering questions and facilitating information on this sensitive topic the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation Referral was established. Dr. Faissal Shaheen is the Director General of the Center. The site allows for individuals to apply and receive an organ donor card; obtain content forms; and the ability to consult with a doctor.