Hayat Organ Donation Program

‘Hayat’ is a national system to enhance efforts to get more people to donate human organs and tissue in accordance with international standards and practices in this regard.

Hayat objectives

1st objective

Regulate the process of donation and transplantation of human organs and tissue.

2nd objective

Provide sufficient care to patients with organ deficiencies.

3rd objective

Enhance the community’s health and safety and quality of life.

Hayat in numbers


Individuals registered in Hayat up to date


Number of transplants from 2017 till date


Number of organ donors from 2017 till date


Patients Waiting for Donors


Number of Organs Transplanted in 2023

More about organ donation

Organ donation according to Islam

According to Islamic Sharia, organ donation saves lives and the fatwas of the majority of jurists indicate that the donation is permissible.

Organ donation process & why it is important to talk to your family

Organ donors family will be contacted right away after his / hers passing. If you are willing donate it is important to communicate with your family about your decision. Though you have given your consent it is up-to your family if they have to ful fill your will.

Who can donate and what organs can be donated

Everyone who holds an Emirates ID and is 21 years old or over can become an organ donor. Living donors can donate a kidney and part of a liver to relatives up to the fourth degree, and brain-dead donors can save up to 8 lives by donating their hearts, livers, kidneys, lungs, and pancreas.

One selfless act can give recipients a second chance at life

Organ donation can make a lasting impact on the lives of patients and their families.

Call for Abstracts

Organ transplant researchers are invited to submit abstracts to the National Organ Donation & Transplant Congress, which will take place in Dubai, UAE, on January 27-30, 2024

  • Deadline for submission: November 1, 2023
  • Notification of accepted abstracts:November 15, 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

Religions of the world, in fact, permit and support organ donation and transplantation. Different religious denomination’s view organ donation as a means of preserving life and support this activity as an act of selflessness and generosity.

The registration platform "Hayat" for organ donation, has been provided on the website and application of the Ministry of Health and Prevention. Please follow the steps below:

  • Fill in the required data (Emirates ID number, Nationality, Date of birth)
  • Complete the required fields
  • Read the Terms and Conditions
  • Click on the “Consent” button.

There is no compensation for organ donation, as UAE law criminalizes human organ trafficking, and penalties have been enacted for anyone who violates this.

Organs can be taken in case of brain death as it is not permissible to transfer any organ or part of it except after the death has been confirmed by a committee of three specialized doctors.

The UAE government warns the public to avoid illegal and unauthorized organ transplants. The following are the licensed facilities for organ transplantation in the UAE:

  • Cleveland Clinic Hospital
  • Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)
  • Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)
  • Dubai Hospital - Dubai
  • Mediclinic Hospital - Dubai
  • Al Jalila Specialist Hospital for Children
  • Al Qassimi Hospital
  • Burjeel Hospital

You can opt out of organ donation by filling out an application form and sending it to us.

Hayat ambassador program

The Hayat Ambassador Program aims to identify leaders who will help educate and encourage the community to support Hayat.

Hayat Ambassadors serve as the backbone in supporting the efforts of Hayat and raising community awareness of this noble work.

What are the vital roles of Hayat ambassadors?

  • Become an advocate of organ donation
  • Actively participate in Hayat events and activities
  • Amplify the importance of Hayat through public discussions
  • Encourage the community to register on Hayat

Hayat volunteer program

Hayat Volunteers is a group of altruistic individuals who are committed to promoting awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing chronic diseases, as well as sharing information on how organ donation can help save lives.

Hayat volunteers key roles:

  • Provide key information about the Hayat program
  • Invite and guide UAE residents to register in the Hayat platform

More about National Centre for Regulating Donation and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissue

The National Center to regulate Human Organs and Tissues Transplantation was established in September 2020 by the UAE government, under the supervision of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), with the aim of unifying the national efforts in the field of transplantation of human organs and tissues, and regulating and coordinating organ transplant surgeries across the country.

The center also seeks to:

  • implement a prevention and treatment program for organ failure and registration of cases
  • develop procedures for regulating transplantation of human organs and tissues
  • organize the preservation and distribution of organs
  • coordinate with health authorities to train and develop qualifications for practitioners in the field
  • encourage the practice of organ and tissue transplantation

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