A need to adopt new strategies for organ donation in Saudi Arabia.

  title={A need to adopt new strategies for organ donation in Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Dunia Jawdat and Abdullah Shubaili and Manal Gattan and Paul Sutton and Hanan Al Anazi and A. Alanzi and A H Hajeer},
  journal={Progress in transplantation},
  volume={24 3},
BACKGROUND HLA matching in kidney transplantation is a major factor in long-term survival of the graft. In Saudi Arabia, most deceased donors are non-Saudi, making it difficult to achieve minimal HLA mismatches between donor and recipient. OBJECTIVE To analyze HLA types of 200 deceased donors and compare them with the Saudi population's HLA types. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a retrospective study analyzing HLA types of the last 398 deceased donors processed in a tertiary hospital in Riyadh… CONTINUE READING
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