Abu Dhabi: The first “Hayat” booth has been set up in an Abu Dhabi hospital where people can scan a QR code to sign up and register as organ donors.
The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH-Abu Dhabi) and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), a Mubadala Health partner, have been collaborating to promote an ongoing community campaign that supports the National Program for Organ Donation and Transplantation (Hayat).
The Abu Dhabi Community Campaign, launched by the Department of Health in November 2022, aims to improve the quality of life for organ failure patients while also enticing community members to sign up for organ and tissue donation. Patients and visitors can register as organ donors and learn more about the program at the CCAD’s “Hayat” booth.
The program has seen a rise in donations from post-mortem donors, this has produced outstanding results in transplants of the heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, and kidneys, stated Dr. Ali Al Obaidli, chairman of the UAE National Transplant Committee.
“It is through partnerships with leading healthcare institutions, such as Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, that we are able to further drive this initiative and succeed in our endeavour of creating awareness around the importance of organ and tissue donations and the life-changing opportunities they afford to patients requiring transplants,” Dr. Al Obaidli remarked.
“We encourage anyone over 21 years of age to register and become part of this noble and humanitarian act as donors provide recipients another chance at life, when alive or even after death,” Dr. Al Obaidli further commented.