Palestinian Conjoined Twins Hanin and Farah Separation Scheduled
Next Sunday, January 7th
The Conjoined Twins Medical and Surgical Team designated for the separation of the Palestinian Siamese twins Hanin and Farah held up a meeting with the presence of the Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah at King Abdullah Specialist Children's Hospital in Riyadh.
The meeting comes in line with the directives of the His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense to transfer the Palestinian twins Hanin and Farah to undergo the necessary checkups to determine the possibility of their separation surgery in King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Abdullah Specialist Children's Hospital in Riyadh.
the Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah pointed out that the full Medical and Surgical Team conducted a thorough case study which showed that Hanin is a fully formed twin with one lower limb, however, Farah is a parasitic undeveloped twin, with no heart, lungs or a brain. Therefore, the separation of the twins is possible to save Hanin’s life.
The twins case was reported to the father and the surgery is expected to take place next Sunday at 8 am and might last up to 14 to 15 hours.
Additionally, Dr. Al-Rabeeah confirmed that the success rate of the operation is up to 70%, and this percentage is positive compared to some previous cases that were more difficult and complicated while indicating that Farah A is living off Hanin’s blood supply, therefore, quick action and coordination among its members is needed.