Sunday 17 October 2021  

Specifications for establishing pancreas transplant centers :

 

The Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation has determined, through its specialized committees, the specifications for establishing heart transplant centers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and these specifications are:

The technical staff consists of :

  • Pancreas Transplant Consultant: & ndash; A consultant in the field of kidney transplantation must have at least one year of experience in a recognized pancreas transplant center.
  • Consultant nephrologist: & ndash; There must be at least one consultant nephrologist with experience of at least one year in a recognized kidney transplant center.
  • Diabetes Consultant: & ndash; There must be at least one consultant nephrologist with at least one year of experience in a recognized diabetes center.
  • Nursing Staff: & ndash; Nursing staff of any gender must have global experience in caring for patients during and after transplantation.
  • Pancreas Transplant Coordinator.
  • nutrition specialist.
  • Social service specialist.

Technical equipment:

  • The hospital where a Pancreas Transplant Center will be established must contain the following:
    • Department of Gastroenterology (endoscopy available)
    • Chest department (with binoculars available)
    • Department of Radiology
    • Department of Hematology
    • Tissue section
    • Anatomy section
    • Chemical and Biological Analysis Laboratory
    • Kidney disease and hemodialysis unit (preferably this unit contains portable purifiers)
    • Intensive care unit
  • The hospital should have at least two operating theaters.
  • There must be at least two rooms designated for inpatients after transplantation