Bahraini Doctors Succeed in Kidney Transplants

Published December 19th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Two successful kidney transplants have been carried out for the first time by a purely Bahraini team at Sulmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), The Gulf Daily News reported Tuesday. 

The 32-year-old Bahraini mother became the first patient to undergo a transplant exclusively at the hands of Bahraini surgeons. 

Consultant vascular and renal transplant surgeon Dr Sadiq Abdulla, and consultant urologist and renal transplant surgeon Dr Kadem Zabar, were assisted by a team of specialists, including consultant nephrologist Dr Samir Al Arrayed 

Maki Abbas, aged 36, a storekeeper with the Education Ministry, also underwent a successful transplant, after his 40-year-old brother donated one kidney for him --

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