12 Year Old Sudan Boy Successfully Undergoes Combined Transplant

12 Year Old Sudan  Boy Successfully Undergoes Combined Transplant

30th November, 2012.New Delhi. 12 year old boy successfully underwent a complex surgical operation for combined Kidney and Liver transplant. The medical procedure was performed at the Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. The Sudanese boy was reeling from a rare disorder called Hyperoxaluria which causes excessive urinary excretion of oxalate. The transplanted organs were donated by the patient’s two sisters. “In hyperoxaluria, while there is no liver failure, unless the liver is replaced to provide the…

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Successful Pair Donor Exchange in Andhra Hospital

Successful Pair Donor Exchange in Andhra Hospital

28 November, 2012. Hyderabad. In an endearing medical first, two patients with failed kidneys, swapped their other kidneys to save each other’s lives. The ‘pair donor exchange’ was performed at a Hyderabad hospital on November 7. The two patients, M.M Baig (50) and M. Devidas (44), are both doing well. Incidentally, both had their respective wives listed as primary donors. It was only when the blood groups didn’t match, that the two were paired up…

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Three Patients Got a New Lease of Life From a Brain Dead Girl

Three Patients Got  a New Lease of Life From a Brain Dead Girl

On September 2, when 17 year old Payal was declared brain dead by the doctors of a private Delhi hospital, her parents went on to take the most difficult and painful decision of their life that saved the life of three people. “We decided to donate our child’s organs, and today we are proud to say that she has helped save the lives of three persons and helped restore sight to two others,” says Ajay…

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First of its Kind Mother-to-Daughter Uterine Transplant Carried Out

First of its Kind Mother-to-Daughter Uterine Transplant Carried Out

In a bid to avail two Swedish women, both in their 30’s, with new uteruses, a first of its kind mother-to-daughter uterine transplant was performed to help them in conceiving babies. The operation was conducted on Tuesday at Gothenburg University. “More than 10 surgeons, who had trained together on the procedure for several years, took part in the complicated surgery,” said the team leader, Mats Brännström, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the university. One…

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Maharashtra Government Permit Hospitals to Work as Organ Retrieval Centers

Maharashtra Government Permit Hospitals to Work as Organ Retrieval Centers

The death of former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh due to multiple organ failure had persuade Maharashtra government to allow designated hospitals to function as “organ retrieval centre” and has made it compulsory for the hospitals to disseminate information regarding brain dead patients to the concerned authorities. After getting nod from government, a committee under the supervision of health secretary was formed around 6 months back for suggesting measures to improve organ donation in the state….

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Efforts of 2 Families Helped 8 Patients with Organ Donation

Efforts of 2 Families Helped 8 Patients with Organ Donation

Two families of New Delhi donated the organs of their brain dead mothers to 8 needy patients within a time period of 15 days during previous month. The first organ donation came from Shashank and Neha Jain (name changed) whose 65 year old ailing mother was pronounced her brain dead by the doctors. The doctors who were treating the lady contacted Medanta-The Medicity at Gurgaon as their hospital was not certified to collect organs for…

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A 21 year old Brain Dead Girl’s Organs donated to Seven People

A 21 year old Brain Dead Girl’s Organs donated to Seven People

Seven different organs of a 21-year-old brain dead girl have been harvested by the doctors at Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH) on Sunday morning. The multi organs transplanted from her body includes her eyes, two heart valves, two kidneys and liver; these will be donated to patients who are in dire need of these organs. The 21 year old Saranya was a BE in Electronics and Communications Engineering. She had just completed her graduation…

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India-Pak Healthy Relation gets new direction with Inter-country Swap Liver Transplant

India-Pak Healthy Relation gets new direction with Inter-country Swap Liver Transplant

India and Pakistan may be two different countries, but they are still the sons of the same mother; the swap liver transplant between two patients from these two Asian sub-continents started a new relation between the countries. Varinder Kumar from Jalandhar, India and Dileep Sachdeva from Pakistan were the patients of severe liver failure who visited  Apollo Hospital in hope of gaining a new hope for their life. Varinder Kunmar, a 59 year old person…

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