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BENGALURU: A 37-year-old Bengaluru man, who was admitted to hospital resulting from extended sickness and misplaced his life on April 14, donated his kidneys and liver to 2 sufferers. One beneficiary was a 61-year-old man from Trivandrum, Kerala, who was identified with liver cirrhosis and liver tumour a couple of yr in the past, and had listed his identify for organ transplant.
Throughout admission, the affected person was affected by excessive BP, belly distension and confirmed extreme signs of jaundice, and went by way of a number of rounds of checks. Medical doctors realized that the affected person was additionally affected by portal vein thrombosis.
“Because the affected person’s situation was essential, docs carried out the surgical procedure on April 16, the day of admission, with utmost care. Through the surgical procedure, together with liver transplant, medical consultants changed his broken portal vein with a brand new vein harvested from the donor, so the liver may get good blood provide. The surgical procedure lasted 9 hours,” mentioned a press release from BGS Gleneagles International Hospital.
The opposite beneficiary was a 66-year-old man who was affected by a persistent kidney ailment for a number of years. He had a historical past of comorbidities, together with diabetes, hypertension and coronary artery illness, which made the surgical procedure tougher. He was on upkeep dialysis thrice every week since 2015, and registered for a cadaver donor. The surgical procedure lasted 4 hours.
Dr Venugopal, Senior Guide and HOD, Division of HPB and liver transplantation, BGS Gleneagles International Hospital mentioned, “The sufferers listed for organ transplant are susceptible to Covid as their immunity is compromised.”
On the kidney recipient, Dr Narendra S, Senior Guide, Chief Transplant Surgeon, BGS Gleneagles International Hospital mentioned, “The surgical and nursing crew took all precautionary measures to keep away from Covid and post-transplant an infection, and had been profitable.”