|27 January, 2020

MoHAP showcases latest updates of its organ donation app "Hayat" at Arab health 2020

The blockchain-based application is featuring cloud registries for donors while ensuring the highest levels of data security.

Dubai: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, showcased the latest updates of Hayat App, the recently launched application for organ donation, at the Arab Health 2020, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, from 27 to 30 January.

The blockchain-based application is featuring cloud registries for donors while ensuring the highest levels of data security. The application allows users and those wishing to donate their organs after death by registering their information through their cell phones.

Also, app users can read the latest news about organ transplantation in the UAE or any other activities conducted to relieve patients’ pain.

The second stage of the app includes the names of those in need of organ donation via licensed hospitals.

Hayat app constitutes a sustainable solution for a considerable number of patients with heart disease, pulmonary failure, cirrhosis, and kidney failure.

The application allows you to search for the nearest donor and the nearest patient in need. While the donation protocol depends on various criteria including the age, the patient's need, the size of failure, and the type of transplantation. 

UAE is an Inspiring Model for Organ Donation

HE Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, the Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Public Health Policy and Licenses, said that Hayat application, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to place the UAE as a role model for organ donation, pointing to MoHAP’s quest to enhance the role of this application, as part of the Ministry’s keenness to achieve integration in all health services, including preventive, diagnostic, curative, and promotive services through innovative national health projects, in accordance with the vision of the year of preparing for the next 50 years to the UAE Centennial 2071.

Capabilities, Technological Infrastructure, and Partnerships

“The UAE is aspiring to take an advanced place in terms of enhancing organ transplantation practices and empowering transplantation of human organs and tissues, thanks to the availability of great potential including competent medical staff, health facilities, and technology infrastructure,”

This is in addition to the international partnerships held with the most renowned global institutions in the field of organ transplantation. This would help relieve the pain of thousands of patients, alleviate the burden on hospitals and cut down the budgets and expenditures allocated for treatment, Al Amiri concluded.

App Work Mechanism

Dr. Lubna Al Shaali, Director of Public Health Policy Department, MoHAP, said: “Hayat" app allows every person who has full capacity to register as an organ donor to donate one of his organs, or parts of it, or his tissues after death. Users can opt-out of the app unconditionally.”

“It’s is a three-step procedure. First, donors are required to register by filing out their details, second, patients who need the transplant will be registered. In the third stage, the system will run a search for patients who are in need of human organs paralleled with conducting a smart study to identify tissue matching between the patient and the donor.”

A Growing Demand

Hayat Application is pursuant to Federal Law No. 5 of 2016 allowing transplantation of human organs and tissues which was issued by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to keep pace with the latest international health standards.

Also, the app falls under the UAE’s strategy in terms of adopting sophisticated technological tools such as the block-chain and artificial intelligence in the various sectors of the country.

There’s a growing demand for Hayat App, thanks to MoHAP’s various communication channels such as social media networking, MoHAP website, and customer happiness centers, where those interested can leave their inquiries about registration requirements and procedures, and the app-related technical procedures.

It’s worth mentioning that “Hayat” App is witnessing a growing demand from community members to register in the National Program for Organ Transplantation. The Ministry also provides inquiring services about how to register in the program and the requirements and procedures of registration, as well as related technical procedures on its social media platforms, website and customer happiness centres .

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