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 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.