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First two kidney transplants in the city of Nablus performed by Liverpool surgeons

The team from Liverpool have carried out two first transplants on the West Bank Credit: Abdul Hammad

A team from the Liverpool International Transplant Initiative, and Royal Liverpool University Hospital carried out the first two kidney transplants at An-Najah University Hospital in Nablus, on March 26.

This is part of the cooperation under the ISN/TTS Sister Program.

The first kidney transplant was for a 24-year-old man, whose kidney was donated by his brother.

The operation was performed by our surgeon Dr Abdul Hammad.

The second kidney transplant was performed for a 17-year-old boy, whose kidney was donated by his father.

The team from Liverpool at work in Nablus Credit: Abdul Hammad

The operation was performed by surgeon Dr Sanjay Mehra and both kidneys were removed by key hole surgery - the first time this kind of opperation has ever been performed in the West Bank.

Both patients have had a successful outcome.

The team from An-Najah University Hospital who helped with the transplants include:

  • Drs Zakaria Hamdan
  • Sami Bahr
  • Emad Khazneh
  • Rajab Eid
  • Ahmed Jaradat
  • Kamel Jebrin
  • Wael Sadaka

This achievement comes after months of preparation and coordination between the Liverpool International Transplant Initiative, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, and An-Najah University Hospital.

The project is supported by many international organisations, including ISN, TTS, and PIMA-South Africa.