The Hamed Al-Issa Center for Organ Transplantation was established in 1986 with a generous donation from the late Hamid Al-Issa family and is considered one of the most prominent centers in the region in organ transplantation.
Since the first kidney transplant in 1979 and the program has been in constant evolution except for the period of cessation resulting from the invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
Organ transplantation is characterized by the availability of an appropriate donor who donates to the patient. These operations benefit patients with organic failure such as renal failure, liver failure, heart failure and other major organs in the human body is the replacement of damaged members with new human parts. Since the problem of failure of members of the problems spread in all societies and affects all groups of society came transplantation to restore hope to large numbers of patients in all countries. As a result of the success of organ transplants over the past three decades, the need for new members of donors has increased and the problem of organ shortages has emerged in all States. In the United States, more than 95,000 people are waiting to receive the required member and many die during the waiting period before reaching the role.
The organs are provided from the living in the case of donation of kidney or part of the liver, while the most appropriate source of organs and tissues are deaths, especially the brain, where several organs and tissues can be obtained from the deceased
In Kuwait, reliance on kidney donors was from the neighborhood until an ambitious program was established to provide members of the deaths in 1996 and currently 30% of the kidneys are provided from this source.
The center conducts 100 kidney transplants a year, an average of 45 operations per million, the highest in Asia and the Middle East and sixth highest in the world.