Saturday, February 1, 2020

Long kidney exchange in Ammedabad, India

Vivek Kute writes with the news:
IKDRC completes India’s longest cross-transplant chain

"Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Center, Institute of Transplantation Sciences (IKDRC-ITS) Ahmedabad, India is pleased to share the news of an exciting milestone for the patients with end stage renal disease with incompatible living kidney donors. Our transplant team has completed longest Kidney Exchange transplant chain in India as well as Asia involving 10 donor-recipients pairs over 5 days in January 2020. Two kidney transplant surgeries were performed each on 4, 6 and 7 January, 3 transplants on 8 January and last kidney transplant was completed on 22 January 2020.
". The success of this program can be attributed to the selflessness of the more than 500 family members who have stepped forward to be living organ donors. Dr Vivek Kute Professor of Nephrology maintains the single center registry of incompatible pairs. Dr Vivek Kute  and his team is greatful to Prof. Michael Rees and Prof. Alvin Roth for providing the Alliance for Paired Donations software for computer allocation at free of cost. Transplant team members are Dr Vineet Mishra, Dr Pranjal Modi, Dr Himanshu Patel, Dr Jamal Rizvi, Dr Vivek Kute, Dr Bina Butala and others."

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