Region’s first successful incompatible-blood kidney transplant

A team of doctors at Max Hospital has surpassed the blood barrier in kidney-transplantation by performing the region’s first successful incompatible-blood-group kidney transplant,according to hospital authorities. According to Max Super Speciality Hospital,Mohali,blood-group matching between donors and recipients was a must for kidney transplant before this success. Due to this limitation,many patients with kidney failure were […]

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: November 12, 2013 3:20:39 am

A team of doctors at Max Hospital has surpassed the blood barrier in kidney-transplantation by performing the region’s first successful incompatible-blood-group kidney transplant,according to hospital authorities.

According to Max Super Speciality Hospital,Mohali,blood-group matching between donors and recipients was a must for kidney transplant before this success. Due to this limitation,many patients with kidney failure were deprived of transplant and were forced to continue on dialysis. Under the ABO incompatible transplantation,the donors of A & B can donate to O group recipients with ease.

This is the first time that such transplant has been performed north of Delhi,hospital authorities said. Patient Vijay Kishore Singh,who is also a doctor from Patna,had first undergone kidney transplant in August 2011,with his father being a donor. However,the kidney soon failed. However,a team of doctors at Max Hospital successfully transplanted the kidney from Vijay’s wife who has A negative blood to Vijay who has a different blood group.

The team was led by Sananda Bag,Urologist and Transplant Surgeon and Munish Chauhan,consultant of Nephrology at the hospital. The patient has been discharged with a normal kidney which is functioning well as of now,said the doctors.

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