By writer to www.thehindu.com
A 3-year-old lady underwent liver transplant surgical procedure with out blood transfusion at a metropolis hospital lately.
Milana, from Ukraine, was delivered to Rela Hospital in a crucial situation. Her household belongs to Jehovah’s Witnesses, followers of a Christian religion that prohibits use of blood or blood merchandise throughout remedy. The household requested that the surgical procedure be carried out with out blood transfusion.
Hospital chairman Mohamed Rela stated, “With liver failure, blood doesn’t clot. So in the course of the transplant we have to transfuse blood and blood merchandise. However on this case, the kid was ready for liver transplant with medicine to enhance her anaemia and later taken for transplant. Meticulous care was taken throughout surgical procedure to scale back blood loss. We managed to carry out the liver transplant efficiently with out blood transfusion.”
Milana was born with biliary atresia, a delivery defect the place the bile duct connecting the liver and gut shouldn’t be shaped. “It happens in a single in 10,000 births. If the situation is identified inside 60 days of delivery, surgical procedure may be carried out to clear the jaundice and defend the infant from present process a transplant,” stated Naresh Shanmugam, director, ladies and baby well being, and senior guide of paediatric gastroenterology and hepatology.
Milana’s father Boris stated she was affected by liver illness for greater than two years. “We travelled throughout Europe however no physician gave assurance on the transplantation with out blood transfusion. Then we got here to learn about Rela Hospital from our buddies and so they saved our baby’s life. We’re grateful to the medical group for his or her efforts and obeying our perception,” he stated.
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