Jordan's first successful kidney operation patient has been presented to newsmen at a military hospital in Amman.
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GV, SV & CU's Brigadier Hanania speaking to newsmen (4 shots)
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SCU Dr. Zuheimat speaking to newsmen (2 shots)
SCU Dr. Karmi speaking to newsmen (2 shots)
MV & CU's Patient, Falah Sheteiweh, being interviewed by newsmen (3 shots)
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Background: Jordan's first successful kidney operation patient has been presented to newsmen at a military hospital in Amman.
The patient, an Army man, is Staff Sergeant Falah Sheteiweh. He received the transplanted kidney in an operation several days ago.
During the press conference, doctors explained to newsmen what was involved in the second such operation to be carried out in the Arab countries.
The only other was in Lebanon.
The transplant operation was performed by Brigadier Daoud Hanania, Chief of the Surgical Division of the hospital. The removal of the kidney from the donor was performed by Major (Dr.) Said El-Karmi.
Colonel (Dr.) Tarek Zuheimat, Chief of the Branch of Kidney Diseases at the hospital, supervised the patient before and after the operation.
SYNOPSIS: At a military hospital in Amman, Jordan, the chief of the surgical division, Brigadier Daoud Hanania, gives pressmen details of the country's first successful kidney transplant. The patient, an Army man, received the transplanted kidney in an operation at the hospital several days ago.
The transplant was only the second such operation to be carried out in an Arab country. The first was in Lebanon.
Colonel Tarek Zuheimat, chief medical officer of the Kidney Diseases section at the hospital, supervised the patient before and after the operation.
Major Said El-Karmi performed the removal operation from the doner.
The patient, Staff Sergeant Falah Sheteiweh, was presented to newsmen, who were allowed to speak to him briefly.