BR Life Kalinga Hospital testifies to a unique case of a kidney replacement transplant

Bhubaneswar: BR Life Kalinga Hospital doctors have recently successfully completed a unique case of a kidney replacement transplant. About 1 million people are affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) in India every year.
According to the Department of Health, the need for kidney transplants could be between 2-3 lakh per year, with only 6,000 transplants being performed in reality. The biggest challenges for organ transplantation in India are the socio-cultural and religious barriers. Even in the case of a live donor transplant, the chances of proceeding with the procedure are rare. One of the main reasons in such cases is the mismatch of blood groups, which can not transplant an organ, and the ideal option is to opt for a renal replacement transplant.
“In India, diabetes and high blood pressure are the main causes of 40 to 60% of cases of chronic kidney disease. With the increasing incidence of CNI, the number of dialysis patients in India is increasing by 10-15% every year. Once a person has developed kidney failure, the only options are lifelong dialysis or kidney transplantation. This can be avoided by timely intervention and treatment of health conditions that cause kidney damage, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, “said Drs. Saiprasad Sahoo, Consultant Nephrologist at BR Life Kalinga Hospital.
Ganeswar Sankhua, 38, from Tukuna Village, Keonjhar County, Odisha, visited the BR Life Kalinga Hospital with a recurring episode of kidney failure. He had undergone a kidney transplant at a private hospital in Odisha. His mother was the donor, but unfortunately it had failed within four years. His wife stepped forward to save her spouse’s life, but unfortunately her blood type did not match. The doctors suggested applying for the kidney replacement transplant.
The same happened to the 40-year-old Sushant Kumar Sahu from Narasinghpur, Odisha. He had been on dialysis for six months. A pharmacist by trade, he runs a medical supply store in his hometown. Mr. Sahu suffered from kidney disease in the past five years. His wife offered to donate the kidney, but since her blood type did not match, they could not perform the procedure.
“A large majority of patients with chronic kidney disease in India do not receive donor kidney. You either have to opt for expensive dialysis or wait for a donor. The lack of corpse donors in our country and the lack of appropriate blood groups, even when family members are present, has led to a serious imbalance. Kidney replacement transplantation aims to get around this problem by swapping out the donors between two recipients who match their blood type, making transplantation a viable option, “Dr. ,

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