Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.17 Issue No.53. March 2018-June 2018
An 18-hour transplant results in three lives being transformed in Bengaluru
Indian Transplant Newsletter.
Vol.17 Issue No.53. March 2018-June 2018
Print ISSN 0972 - 1568
Three patients got a fresh lease of life when doctors performed a triple transplant of heart, liver and kidney simultaneously on the night of 3rd June 2018. The doctors of Manipal Hospitals on Old Airport Road took nearly 18 hours to complete the three procedures. The donor of all three organs was a 32-year-old woman from Kolar, the daughter of a construction worker who died after a fall. According to the in-house priority and organ donation protocol, all three vital organs were allocated to Manipal Hospitals as it had matching registered recipients.
Dr. Vishwanath Siddini, consultant nephrologist, said the kidney recipient had diabetes and was on regular dialysis for nearly four years. He said, “It was a challenging task to perform the transplants as the three major procedures done simultaneously involved a team of 100, including doctors.” Consultant cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon Dr. Devananda said the heart recipient was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and underwent a month’s preparation before undergoing the heart transplant. Dr. A. Olithselvan, chairman and hepatologist, Liver Transplant Division, Manipal Hospitals, said the 60-year liver recipient had been fighting liver cancer for the past three months and liver cirrhosis for almost six years.
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