In a rare surgery, Dr Pranjal Modi and his team from the GR Doshi and KM Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases & Research Centre and Dr HL Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences (IKDRC-ITS), have successfully transplanted a liver from a patient who had been declared heart dead. Kantaben Shah was the donor of the liver. Mrs Shah, 76, was admitted to the Sterling Hospital after she lost consciousness on May 3. She was suffering from diabetes and a scan revealed massive brain hemorrhage. After deciding that her chances of recovery were nil, Shah's family agreed to donate the liver. "Our team clearly explained to the Shah family that if Kantaben remained in hypotension, with BP less than 50 mm mercury, vital organs like kidney and liver could suffer and hence become unusable. The entire family was more than co-operative," said Modi. The emergency surgery to remove the liver was performed on May 5. Source: RAS << Baby's DNA Will be Enhanced by Mother's Milk Boffins Recommend Skipping Breakfast Before Training >> Recommended Reading Kidney Transplantation Since the early times, the novel idea of transplanting tissues and other body parts from one organism to the other has captured the imagination of successive generations. READ MORE Stem Cells - Cord Blood Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general info about Cord Blood READ MORE Stem Cells - Fundamentals Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general info about Stem Cells READ MORE Current Treatments for Liver Cancer Current Treatments for Liver Cancer (also known as hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma) can result in complete cure of the disease if it is detected early. READ MORE Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of liver dysfunction worldwide and is a rapidly growing health problem in India. READ MORE Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is the most benign of the hepatitis viruses and usually has no long term side effects. Hepatitis A vaccine is available that is 95% effective in preventing the disease. READ MORE Living Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks? The risk of dying as a result of a living donor liver segment removal is between 0.2-2.0%. The risk of morbidity is anywhere between 1.3% (in highly experienced centers) to 60%. READ MORE Milk Thistle Milk Thistle is a resourceful natural plant which has many medicinal benefits. In herbal medication milk thistle is used in cases of liver diseases. READ MORE Wilson's Disease This is a rare inherited systemic disorder of copper metabolism, affecting the liver mainly before other organs. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Selfie Addiction Calculator Noscaphene (Noscapine) Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator More News on: Hepatitis ALiverWilson's DiseaseMilk ThistleCurrent Treatments for Liver CancerFatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in IndiaLiving Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks?