Single donating organs – liver from a living donor, kidney from a deceased donor saves the life of a man

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A man 45 years old, has provided a new lease of life by performing a rare transplant combined liver and kidney, the doctor said here on Friday. Agraj was treated at the transplant team Medicity Medanta led by the head of AS surgeon liver Soin, on the World Day of organ donation (August 13) as the family of a 56-year-old, who was declared brain dead, he offered to donate their organs for transplantation to save lives. Agraj suffered from liver and kidney failure. Doctors observed that he would not live long unless he could have a liver transplant and simultaneous kidney. While his wife was willing to donate part of his liver, Agraj had no suitable kidney donor in the family. He remained on the waiting list for nearly six months. (Read: Liver transplants: Frequently Asked Questions answered by a renowned transplant surgeon liver )

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Explaining the uniqueness of the case, Soin said organ donation came through of, ‘we decided to make a unique combination of liver and kidney transplants from a deceased donor from a living donor in Agraj. This would allow Agraj of two other lives to save – one with a liver and one with the second kidney from a deceased donor. If we had used both the liver and kidney from a deceased donor (DD), we could have saved only two people said. The operation was a logistical nightmare and a race against time. After being informed at 16:00 on August 12, Agraj to run to Delhi from Auraiya (Uttar Pradesh) on a road trip eight hours by ambulance. In Delhi, he and his wife underwent last minute checks. His blood and the blood of deceased donors were matched, after which the deceased donor organs were collected. In a combined transplant, the liver was implanted first and then the kidney. (Read: Things you should know about kidney transplants )

Surgeons transplanted liver in six hours, which usually takes up to 10 hours, and then the kidney was transplanted later. A team of 30 experts including senior doctors transplant – Vijay Vohra, Amit Rastogi, Sanjiv Saraf Saigal and Neeraj – made the rare successful surgery. Medanta President and CEO Naresh Trehan said both bodies worked well in Agraj and he made an excellent recovery. liver and kidney from a deceased donor were also successfully transplanted separate receivers in the same day. The heart valves were also recovered and stored, he said. Doctors said Agraj, his wife and his family have promised organ donation, and have pledged to spread the message that saves lives, as long as they live. (Read: Organ donation – all queries answered )

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Source: IANS

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