First ABO-Incompatible Kidney Transplantation in India

by Kathy Jones on  August 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM Organ Donation News
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The country's first ever kidney transplant surgery between patients of incompatible blood groups was conducted at a hospital in Hyderabad.
 First ABO-Incompatible Kidney Transplantation in India
First ABO-Incompatible Kidney Transplantation in India

Doctors at the Kamineni Super Specialty Hospital conducted the surgery on a patient with blood group O+ with his father, with blood group A+, acting as the donor. This is the first time that such a surgery, known as "ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation", has been conducted in the country.

The surgery was led by nephrologist Dr Kamal Kiran and transplant surgeon Dr Srinivas Guttha and was conducted on July 19. The doctors said that using the new technique, an additional 1,500 live donor kidney transplants could be conducted every year.


Source: Medindia

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ssudeendra

Commendable Job done by the Team of doctors at Kamineni. It is a protocol with lot of hurdles to be faced. But I would like to bring to ur notice that ABO incompatible renal transplantation is already done and atleast there is a report of a series of around 12 patients done by Dr BV Gandhi and his team in Mumbai. The inofrmaion is not to offend the Kamineni team. Thanks Great job.

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