The kidney transplant team at SGH-Jeddah has successfully conducted two kidney transplant operations on the same day .
In the first case, a 24-year-old Eritrean patient named Said Abdel Kader Yassin was undergoing hemodialysis for one year. His 33-year-old sister, Najat Abdel Kader Yassin, generously agreed to donate one of her kidneys to end his severe suffering. Medical tests were performed on the donor and the recipient prior to transplantation.
In the second case, a 24-year-old Palestinian patient ,Abdelrahman Ammar Yahya El Akad, has been suffering from kidney failure for several years. He was undergoing medication therapy and waiting for his fat :To start hemodialysis sessions. Thanks to God , he didn't get to this stage as his brother , Anas Ammar Yahya El Akad , generously donate one of his kidneys to end his suffering .
This great achievement was on July 15, 2018 . It is worth to mention that these two cases are the third and fourth case of a successful kidney transplantation conducted at SGH- Jeddah . The hospital has a waiting list for some patients of different nationalities who need kidney transplant.
Currently , these patients are undergoing medical tests prior to transplantation. Kidney transplant surgeries are expected to be conducted for them in the coming weeks.
A 39-years-old Saudi patient presented to SGH-Jeddah complaining of recurrent abdominal pain. He was transferred from another hospital at Riyadh . Medical tests detected the presence of large gallstone and increase of bilirubin in the blood . Liver function tests and magnetic resonance imaging showed nothing abnormal. Previous lab tests results were requested from the other hospital to ensure that bilirubin is elevated consistently .After elaborative preparation, Surgeons decided to perform cholecystectomy. Liver biopsy was also done .Surgery was performed by Consultant General Surgery and Endoscopy .After the operation, patient went to a hospital room where she spent 2 days before leaving the hospital .