Wednesday 24 February 2021  

Special criteria for a deceased kidney transplant:
Common common standards (*)

Damage as a result of the initial injury causing death or due to a state of shock that lasted for more than (30) minutes, except in cases of tissue culture.
The deceased had confirmed or suspected cancer, except for primary brain tumors that were confirmed by analyzes of samples taken from him, and with the exception of skin cancer (with basophils).
Being infected with an unknown cause.
Has an effective and widespread bacterial or viral infection.
He is infected with HIV.
He was infected with hepatitis C (B or C) or infected with the HTLV human lymphocyte (T) virus. (**)
He suffers from a neurological disease such as Ray's disease, slow virus diseases such as (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease), multiple focal progressive encephalopathy, rabies, or Kawasaki disease.
Addiction to drug abuse.


Special criteria for a deceased kidney transplant:

The Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation should be consulted in the following (non-prescriptive) cases (Extended Criteria Donor)
Creatinine level remains higher than (2.5 mg / dL) for the deceased despite giving him the necessary fluids, and the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation must be consulted before making a decision that the deceased's organs are not eligible for donation.
(*) Note: The hospital in which the death case is present must coordinate with the Coordinating Center for Organ Transplantation and with the transplant center to which the ICU belongs to find out whether the deceased’s organs are suitable for transplantation or not.

(**) Kidney donation can be accepted from the deceased if he is carrying the HbsAg + ve antigen and transplanted to patients who have immunity to Hepatitis B or C, or who carry the same antigen provided that they do not have active hepatitis, and the decision is made. For each individual case, in consultation with the Transplant Coordination Center.