By writer to www.irishnews.com
ALMOST 30 life-saving kidney transplants have been carried out in Northern Eire throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
The surgical procedure passed off over the previous two weeks following a collaboration between Belfast Metropolis Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Ulster Unbiased Clinic, the BBC reported final night time.
It got here after transplant surgical procedure was initially halted throughout the coronavirus disaster.
Whereas most different renal transplant centres throughout the UK closed down because of the virus, Belfast remained open and in simply over a fortnight, virtually one third of the north’s kidney transplant ready record was cleared.
5 kidney transplants have been carried out in a single 24-hour interval with one of many operations going down within the Ulster Unbiased Clinic.
Kidney transplant guide Dr Aisling Courtney, of the Metropolis Hospital, informed the BBC: “To take action many transplants in such a brief house of time is sort of unbelievable.
“It is unimaginable that one thing so horrible because the Covid-19 an infection has had a silver lining for us when it comes to providing new life, within the midst of all that is occurring.
“There’s been a lot which has been so troublesome for employees within the NHS, for sufferers and for family members, so to have the ability to ship a extremely optimistic message presently is tremendous.”
Dr Michael McBrien, scientific director on the RVH, added: “The beauty of renal transplant operations is that they needn’t entry crucial care on which there was a lot stress to guard”.
— to www.irishnews.com