Kingdom of Bahrain to Launch Organ Donation Database

Jun 19, 2013, 12:54 ET from Kingdom of Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coinciding with the launch of the Bahrain Foundation for Organ Relief, the Kingdom is in the process of establishing its first organ donation database. The new database will involve the distribution of organ donor cards similar to those carried by people in the West.

The Foundation is in the final stages of securing permission from Bahrain's Health Ministry to carry out the organ donation drive. The Minister of Health, His Excellency Sadiq Al Shehabi, has personally backed the effort to expand organ donation in Bahrain.

The Bahrain Foundation for Organ Relief will be launched during a two-day cultural event on October 17 and 18.

SOURCE Kingdom of Bahrain