The International Conference for Initiatives on Organ Donation and Transplantation was recently organized in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Speakers from 32 countries (including WHO) and about 1,200 participants attended this conference. Head of Public Health Department of American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB) Dr. Muhammad Wasif Alam and Emeritus Professor Dr. ABM Abdullah were invited from Bangladesh.
The aim of the conference was to shed light on global experiences and best practices related to the scientific, charitable, societal and legal aspects. Dr Abdullah gave an update of Organ Donation and Transplantation in Bangladesh while sharing stories of some people who were hesitant or had refused organ donation. Dr Alam spoke about the Public Health perspective of promoting organ donation in Bangladesh and globally. Dr Alam pointed out that despite adequate number of Organ Transplant centers and qualified healthcare teams, the number of Organ Donation is very limited worldwide.