10-hour kidney transplant surgery in India swap saves two lives

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NEW DELHI: Two men, bound by a similar plight, underwent successful kidney transplants after their wives donated their kidneys to each other's husband at a private hospital. S B Ram (61) who worked with SAIL, and Sant Ram (58), an employee of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), had been on dialysis for two years. They ran from pillar to post in search of a kidney donor, but both failed the compatibility test within their respective families. Then, two completely unknown families came together and gave each other a new lease of life due to an active organ registry maintained by B L Kapur Super Specialty Hospital. A dedicated team of specialists four transplant surgeons, two nephrologists and four anaesthetists...

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No foreign babies for surrogacy moms from six months in India

Surrogacy in India

The multi-crore market in India for surrogate babies of foreigners has come to a halt, with the central government putting it on 'hold' till the Assisted Reproductive Techniques Bill is passed into an Act by Parliament. While foreigners are deprived of a comparatively cheap location to get their surrogate babies, Indian surrogate mothers and the medical fraternity are ruing the loss of money running into crores. Taking note of the fact that the surrogacy industry has so far functioning purely on guidelines given by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), with no legal bindings to it, the Centre intervened six months ago to temporarily stop it. Bangalore used to have 30-40 surrogate deliveries a month, of which 10-15 were...

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Narayana Health City performs 300 bone marrow transplant in India, records 80 % success


Narayana Health City with over 300 successful Bone Marrow Transplants to its credit, today, showcased the efficacy of this treatment modality with over 80% success rate for curing cancerous and genetic blood diseases. Cancerous and genetic diseases which can be cured by Bone Marrow Transplant are leukaemia , severe Aplastic anaemia  which is a type of blood disorder, Thalassemia and Immune deficiency disorders. Bone Marrow Transplant is a highly advanced procedure that involves transfusion of bone marrow stem cells from a healthy donor to a patient. In the last few years, it has emerged as an effective and long term cure for diseases such as Leukaemia, Thalassemia and Aplastic Anaemia which earlier were not curable. There are three sources of...

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500th Pakistani to get liver transplant in India returns home

Two-year-old Nalain Aziz, who became the 500th Pakistani to receive a liver transplant in India, crossed the Wagah Border and returned to his hometown Lahore on Thursday. Aziz was diagnosed with a rare ailment – biliary atresia – where the liver and intestine lose connection. Babies with this condition develop progressive jaundice and need to undergo a surgery commonly called the Kasai operation. When he was just two months old, Aziz underwent an unsuccessful surgery. After multiple visits to the hospital it was declared that his liver had failed and he needed a transplant. As the surgery is still in its initial stages in Pakistan, Aziz was referred to India. His blood group O-positive matched with his mother who became...

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Dora Akunyili arrives for medical treatment in India, thanks Nigerians for prayer

Dora Akunyili treatment in india

Former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili has commenced continuation of her treatment in India. A statement on Wednesday night by her Media Adviser, Mr. Isaac Umunna, said the former National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) boss is to be treated of an undisclosed ailment. The statement read further that she expressed gratitude to Nigerians and other well wishers across the world who have been praying for her since the news of her sickness broke out over the weekend. She was quoted to have said: “I am touched – indeed, overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and affection by my fellow countrymen and women, as well as numerous well wishers around the world, many...

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