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What is Organ Donation?

Organ donation is a noble humanitarian act that gives others renewed hope in life and represents the highest meaning of giving, tolerance, and brotherhood, whereby a person consents to donate organs to save another life. These values create a vivid scenario of community solidarity, where a person can save many patients, including those suffering from cancer, heart disease, lung failure, cirrhosis, kidney failure and more.

There are two categories of donors. First, individuals who give one kidney or a part of the liver during life. Second, for those who donate after death, one person has the potential of giving away eight organs: Heart, Lungs, Liver, Kidneys, corneas, and pancreas.

What is the National Program for Donation and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissue - ‘Hayat’?

The National Programme for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation, “Hayat” is a national system to enhance efforts for the donation and transplantation of human organs and tissues in accordance with the highest international standards and practices in the United Arab Emirates and the region.

Working in coordination with various strategic partners locally and globally, the programme aims to encourage community members to donate organs and contribute to improving the health and wellbeing for all. Additionally, it seeks to facilitate transplantation operations and encourage the community to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The UAE allows transplantation of human organs and tissues from both living donors and the deceased in accordance with the provisions indicated in the Federal Decree Law No. 5 of 2016 on Regulation of Human Organs and Tissue Transplantation.

Abu Dhabi’s Community Campaign to Support the National Programme for Organ Donation and Transplantation

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) launched the ‘Abu Dhabi Community Campaign’ supporting the National Programme for Organ Donation and Transplantation, ‘Hayat’.

The campaign aims to encourage society members to register as organ and tissue donors, contributing to improving the quality of life of patients suffering from organ failure in the UAE and the region.


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The Goals

Encouraging all society members to register their request and consent to donate organs and tissues.                                                                                                                                                      

Highlighting the success achieved by Abu Dhabi and showcasing the experience and capabilities of the emirate in areas of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Raising awareness among the community on the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle.                                                                                                                                                      

Why Register ?

  • Choosing to become an organ donor is an altruistic decision. Through donation, donors can give the gift of life to those in need.
  • A single donor can provide life-saving organs to eight people awaiting transplant or impact the lives of up to 75 others through tissue donation.
  • Potential recipients are more than just a number. They are mothers, fathers, siblings, or friends who may now continue their lives because of the generous gift of organ donation.

Steps to Register:

  1. Fill in your Emirates ID number, Nationality and Date of Birth
  2. Fill in the required fields
  3. Choose the Emirate
  4. Read the Terms and Conditions
  5. Click on the ‘Consent’ button

Register as Organ Donor Now

Anyone above 21 years of age in the UAE, irrespective of nationality, can
pledge to donate their organs.



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Last updated: 02 Mar 2024

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