Professor Omer Beleil was the soul of initial kidney transplantation efforts in Sudan in 1974.The first kidney Transplant in Sudan took place in Khartoum Teaching Hospital in 1974 It was the second in Africa (South Africa 1967) and the second in the Middle East (Jordan 1972).
Kidney transplant in Ibn Sina Centre:
In 1975 Soba University Hospital performed the first transplantation followed by Ibn Sina hospital in 1986. By the year 1995 there were more than 200 transplants that have been performed in Soba and Ibn Sina hospitals by joint team from the two hospitals. The year 2000 was the real launching of the transplantation program in Sudan. The authorities started to fund the transplantation and now it is fully free for patients. Ibn Sina hospital transplantation program had a pause for sometime for many reasons including the lack of transplant surgeons in Sudan. Sporadic transplantation took place after this period. Till 2005 around 90 - 100 patients were transplanted in Ibn Sina. In 2008 the transplant program became stable and around 50 patients were transplanted successfully. The new transplant complex is now ready and currently active. It contains an ICU units with 8 beds fully equipped as well as another intermediate care unit which has 8 beds with proper equipments. The complex has its own dedicated theatre for kidney transplantation. A decent lab that can perform the HLA and viral testing has been recently upgraded. The unit has 25 dialysis machine working three shifts per day one of them in the ICU especially for post transplantation if needed in case of delayed graft function. Patients were classified into three groups according to their viral status. Each group has its own wards and staff to reduce the cross-infection and minimizing acquired viral infection in dialysis ward. The centre is responsible for training nephrology fellowship candidates among other centres in Sudan. A full week dedicated work of two general nephrology referral clinic, kidney transplanted patient referral clinic, daily pre-transplant workup clinic and two grand rounds reflects the hard work and enthusiasm of the nephrology group in the hospital. Twice weekly teaching activities for registrars and fellowship candidates are part of the unit contribution to new generations. The unit is supported with a library that allow proper literature search and give sufficient references for learning including electronic library. Transplantation is fully free in Sudan including pre and post transplant investigation, immune monitoring and immunosuppressant medications. This lead to the publicity of the program and currently there are more than 2000 transplanted patients.

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The conference: Renal Transplantation challenges

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