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Cadaveric Kidney Transplantation at AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar

A day after kidneys from a brain dead patient were retrieved, a panel of doctors at AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar conducted a successful surgery to transplant one of the kidneys on an ailing person from the hospital.

On 26th February, 2020, AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar received a call from the State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO) that one cadaveric kidney is available for transplantation. Immediately Dr. Subodh Das, Senior. Consultant and Urology & Kidney Transplant Surgeon, and Dr Sukant Kishore Das, Director of Transplant & Renal Science, reached Apollo Hospitals in Bhubaneswar and started the formalities. The donor was a 56-year-old woman, who was lying brain dead at the hospital.

Her kidneys were successfully retrieved and one kidney was brought by the team at AMRI Hospitals with due sterility and medications, as per guidelines. The recipient was brought and transplantation process initiated with pre-op cross matching and other formalities & protocols.

The Kidney retrieved by the AMRI team was a difficult kidney to operate upon as it had two renal artery connections instead of one and a challenging task. Despite this, the team led by Dr. Subodh Das and Dr. Sukant Kishore Das did a marvellous job and completed the transplantation successfully. Now the patient is under active life support and is being monitored regularly.

The entire process is being closely supervised by Dr. Manish Kumar, Medical Superintendent of AMRI Hospitals, and Ms Nilanjana Mukherjee, Unit Head, AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar.

“This is the first cadaveric kidney transplantation at AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar. Even though we received the information at the last hour, our expert team of surgeons managed the situation and successfully conducted the transplantation. We would like to thank SOTTO for letting us know. THs will definitely help raise awareness among the public about organ donation. It is also a milestone for healthcare services in the state of Odisha. ” Ms Mukherjee said.