ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplants are Possible Now

ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplants are Possible Now

ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplant has arrived as a boon for patients that are in urgent need of organ relocation. Traditional Kidney Transplants used to require the matching of the blood groups of both the donor and the recipient. But recently, a new trend has been witnessed in India wherein organ transplants are performed without the need of exact blood group match. The unique thing about these transplant procedures is that patient and donor have different…

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Facebook Virility and Mother’s Liver brings Student to Life

Facebook Virility and Mother’s Liver brings Student to Life

A unique case wherein social media becomes a life saving channel for a student named Srijani Haldar, who slipped into a coma following the sudden arrival of jaundice. Her liver got irreversibly damaged due to this. Her life saving transplant came in the form of a unique mix of social networking and the family support. On the one hand, her mother donated a portion of her liver and her friends used Facebook to donate Rs….

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Patient Undergoes Successful Triple Transplant in Chennai

Patient Undergoes Successful Triple Transplant in Chennai

The transplant team from Apollo Chennai performed a complex triple-transplant, harvesting 3 organs – pancreas, liver and small intestine – at once. The high-risk operation was performed in Sri Ramachandra Hospital, Chennai. Although the surgeons have carried out complex liver transplants, they have done just one pancreatic transplant in the past, and no intestinal transplant. “Transplanting pancreas and intestines is very rare, and the combination makes it more complex . Intestine transplant has high failure…

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Successful Kidney and Liver Operation Provides New Lease to Pakistani Boy

Successful Kidney and Liver Operation Provides New Lease to Pakistani Boy

A 9 year boy from Lahore, Pakistan was blessed with a fresh lease of life after doctors at the Fortis Hospital, Noida, were able to treat him after successful Liver and Kidney transplants. Amaar Asif was afflicted by end-stage liver and kidney disease, but was successfully treated upon after successful medical treatment. The team that operated on the young Amaar consisted of 10 surgeons, 6 anaesthetists and 30 nurses – working in tandem in a…

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Pakistani Toddler Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant in India

Pakistani Toddler Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant in India

Nalain Aziz could not have asked for a better birthday gift. The Pakistani toddler, who turns 2 on April 26, got a new lease of life at the  Apollo Hospital in India. Aziz was treated for Biliary Atresia – a rare medical condition where there is a disconnect between the intestine and liver. The patient had developed jaundice only 7 days after birth and was diagnosed with endstage liver failure, even throwing blood, when doctors…

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Major Domino Kidney Transplant Performed In India

Major Domino Kidney Transplant Performed In India

On Saturday, 25th January’14, there were 6 transplants were performed simultaneously on Saturday in three hospitals in Mumbai. A father donated his kidney to his son, three wives did the same for their husbands and two wives also got a lease of life from their husbands. This medical practice is now regarded as the largest and 2nd domino kidney transplant in India. In the last domino transplants on 25th June’13, there were 5 donors and…

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India: Second Place in the World for Treating the Rare Genetic Lung Condition

India: Second Place in the World for Treating the Rare Genetic Lung Condition

Recently a blind schoolteacher who is battling with a rare genetic condition Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS) underwent successful double-lung transplantation at the Apollo Hospitals. It is the first case in India and second in the world where the double-lung transplantation for this genetic condition has been practiced successfully. Dr Paul Ramesh Thangaraj, senior consultant Cardiothoracic and transplant surgeon at Apollo Hospital revealed the first successful transplant was done in the US in 2005. HPS is a…

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New Technique of Blood Group Mismatched Donor for Liver Transplant

New Technique of Blood Group Mismatched Donor for Liver Transplant

There is no more need of a blood group matching donor for liver transplantation as the Medanta Liver Team for the first time in India has introduced a newer method of blood group mismatched transplants. The team has already successfully treated three patients by this technique. The 43 old Khushwinder, 3 year old Zuana and 18 month old Karthikey are now living normal lives after undergoing this technique. Each one of them had O blood…

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Indian Heart Changes Bodies Across the Border

Indian Heart Changes Bodies Across the Border

24th May, 2013. Friday. Chennai. In a rare act of benevolence and compassion, a Pakistani citizen has successfully undergone a complete heart transplant in a Chennai hospital – thus getting an Indian heart. Two months ago, when he landed in India, nobody gave the poor Mohammed Zubair Ashmi a chance of surviving the transplant. The 40 year old Pakistani citizen was ailing with dilated cardiomyopathy – a unique medical condition where the heart enlarges beyond…

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30 Year Old Software Engineer Finally Saved by Intestinal Transplant

30 Year Old Software Engineer Finally Saved by Intestinal Transplant

Three years ago, a 30 year old software engineer had complained of severe stomach ache. After an emergency laparotomy was conducted, doctors diagnosed thrombosis (blockage) in the main vein of his intestine (superior mesenteric vein), resulting in a lot of blood loss to most of his small intestines. 95% of his small intestine (usually six meters long) had to be surgically removed, leaving just 28 cm of the original. Although his life was saved, it…

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