UP: KGMU performs first combined liver-kidney transplant

Lucknow: The first combined liver-kidney transplant has been performed at the prestigious King George’s Medical University (KGMU) after the family members of a brain-dead 20-year-old patient donated the organs.

The liver, kidneys, and corneas were harvested from a 20-year-old resident of Lonar village in Hardoi.

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He was admitted to the KGMU Trauma Centre after a road accident last month and had been on ventilator support. The accident took place on October 24 in Hamirpur. The donor worked as a helper in the transport sector.

The liver and a kidney were transplanted to a 58-year-old man from Azamgarh by a KGMU team led by Dr Abhijit Chandra, head of the department of gastro surgery.

The second kidney was sent to the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science (SGPGIMS) for another patient via a green corridor. The corneas have been kept at the eye bank at KGMU.

After the road accident, the 20-year-old donor was first admitted to a private hospital and later shifted to KGMU.

KGMU spokesperson Dr Sudhir Singh said, during treatment, he was declared “brain dead” and, later, the doctors convinced the family to agree to organ donation.

The liver and a kidney were received by a 58-year-old man from Azamgarh.

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow will soon introduce technology to make blood transfusion safer by eliminating harmful viruses and bacteria that escape in the present screening method. The PRT is capable of identifying and eliminating viruses and bacteria in general. Usually, screening with the present technology is done for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, Malaria, Syphilis while blood has other viruses, including dengue and chikungunya, and harmful bacteria that are not screened before transfusion to a patient. 

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