The Doha Donation Accord Aligned With the Declaration of Istanbul: Implementations to Develop Deceased Organ Donation and Combat Commercialism

The Doha Donation Accord Aligned With the

Qatar is a Gulf peninsula country of approximately 1.7 million people, with a multicultural society of more than 80% non-citizen residents, mostly expatriate workers of Middle Eastern and Asian origin. Qatar ranks highly on the Human Development Index, with the highest health index in the Arab world (1). The first kidney transplant in Qatar was performed in 1986. Since then, lack of donors in Qatar has compelled most patients with end-stage renal disease to seek commercial transplantation abroad, returning to Qatar with high postoperative complications...

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