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Dubai Healthcare City prides itself in being the hub for kidney transplantation in Dubai. In 2016,  the 1st ever adult kidney transplant surgery took place in the Emirate at Mediclinic City Hospital in collaboration with MBRU, followed by the 1st ever pediatric kidney transplant surgery in Dubai that took place in 2018 at Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital in collaboration with MBRU as well. All 3 entities act today as one front in support of kidney failure patients under MBRU's Organ Transplant Program. Several of the childrens' transplant surgeries were made possible through the generous support of Al Jalila Foundation, whose contribution changed the lives of those children forever. To date, the program has 20 total transplants since its launch.

In transplant programs specifically, several institutions come together with one-aim; saving lives. Beyond the names mentioned above, we would like to acknowledge the efforts of everyone involved in the National Transplant Program of the Ministry of Health & Prevention, colleagues at SEHA 's Kidney Care Abu Dhabi, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, as well as governmental authorities in Dubai whose relentless support in all logistics involved including Dubai Airports, Dubai Ambulance, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai, Dubai Customs and Dubai Police is beyond appreciation.