Rare interstate kidney swap in 2 Hyderabad hospitals | India News

NEW DELHI: Fewer patients with chronic kidney disease, Sandeep Bhatnagar (51), a school principal in RaipurChhattisgarh and CG Hanumanthua civil contractor from Mahabubnagar In Telangana, know that their fates are intertwined. They underwent a rare interstate, inter-hospital exchange transplant (donor is swapped and matched with recipient) recently performed by a team of doctors in two hospitals in Hyderabad.
Both men are waiting for a kidney donor but there is no suitable family member, even if their wives are willing to donate their kidneys. Final, Indu Bhatnagar (40 years old), Sandeep’s wife donated a kidney to Hanumanthu (37 years old), and Varalaxmi (37 years old), Hanumanthu’s wife donated a kidney to Sandeep.
Two couples from Chhattisgarh and Telangana underwent four simultaneous surgeries with real-time video streaming. Eight months of documentation and paperwork went into complex exercise. Doctors say this has paved the way for an increase in kidney transplants to 5,000-6,000 a year. Currently, about 10,000 transplants are performed annually in the country. “There is a lot of legal formalities involved and some trips have to be made. To eliminate the possibility of a couple withdrawing their consent after one of the surgeries, all four must have the surgery on the exact date and time (December 9),” said Dr. KS Nayak, doctor. said the head of the nephrology department and the head of the nephrology department. and kidney transplant, Virinchi hospital, where one of the donor and recipient surgeries is performed.
Figures show that 90% of people waiting for a transplant don’t know about swapping. Demonstrating how the donor pool can be expanded beyond cities and states, the doctors hope to open the door to more such transplants. “Patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) have only two options,” said Dr Sreedhar Reddy, chief of nephrology at KIMS Hospital, where the second surgery between the donor and recipient took place. select – dialysis and transplantation. Studies show that less than half of patients in need of dialysis actually have access to it, making finding the right organ even more difficult. Families have gone to great lengths to get documents approved from both states.”
Although the swap in the same hospital also happened in Mumbai, Dr Viswanath Billanephrologist and founding director Apex kidney care — who performed the swap transplant — said, “This is a one-of-a-kind transplant. Something like this has now become a necessity in a county like ours. We need to look beyond our existing donor pool, across states and even countries.” Meanwhile, two recipients recovered and had healthy creatinine levels.
Over the course of the past year and a half, the two couples have become friends. From barely being able to converse with each other, they now stay at each other’s homes when they travel. “They came as our saviors so whenever they (CT Hanumanthu and Varalaxmi) had to come to Raipur, we invited them to stay with us. We also visited them,” said Indu Bhatnagar, one of the sponsors. They even liked each other’s dishes and their children became friends. “We met because of a common family problem but we made lifelong friends. So happy to see that both families are healthy and happy.”


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