BHUBANESWAR, DEC 28
The doctors at city-based AMRI Hospitals performed a complex ABO incompatible (mismatch blood group) kidney transplant successfully.
A 23-year old young man from Dhenkanal, with B +ve blood group was on dialysis after both of his kidneys failed. Though his mother with AB +ve blood group was willing to donate one of her kidneys, it was not being possible due to mismatch of the blood groups. However, the kidney transplant team of AMRI Hospitals comprising Dr. Sai Prasad Sahu, Consultant, Nephrology and Dr. Manas Ranjan Pradhan, Consultant, Urologist & Transplant Surgeon took up this challenge and performed the surgery successfully. Both the donor and the recipient were discharged from the hospital in perfect health condition.
“This marks the beginning of a new Era of Kidney Transplantation at AMRI Hospital as well as in the Eastern India,” said Rupak Barua, Group CEO, AMRI Hospitals.
ABO transplant carries higher risk and needs intensive immune suppression therapy, says Dr. Sai Prasad Sahu, Nephrologist, AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar.
“Now, the patients of Odisha won’t have to go to Metro cities for these types of complex surgeries. This facility is available in only few centres of the country and AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar is one among them,” said Nilanjana Mukherjee, AVP Operations & Administration, Unit In-charge, AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar.