At Wockhardt Hospitals, Our philosophy is to serve and enrich the quality of life of our patients giving them a winning edge to live life to the fullest. The gift of saving a human life is probably the most compassionate deed of all, where you can give or receive a second chance to normal and healthy life.As part of our endeavour to create awareness on different health issues we would like to provide you information on a life-giving procedure carried out at Wockhardt Hospitals.
Let’s ‘understand the importance and benefits of kidney transplant and its various aspects.
1.What is the importance of the Kidney and its functions?
2.What are some of the kidney diseases?
a) Chronic Kidney Disease
b) Acute Renal Failure:
3.What are the common symptoms of kidney failure?
4.When is a patient advised for kidney transplant?
A person is advised kidney transplant in the following conditions
Kidney Failure - Permanent (CKD Chronic Kidney Disease)
5. What is the treatment option a patient has for kidney failure?
The three treatment options Renal Replacement therapy.
6.What is kidney transplant?
7.What are the types of kidney transplants available?
A) Living donor transplant: Become a Donor Today & Save a Life!
A living donor may be someone in your immediate or extended family, or it may be your spouse or a close friend. In some cases, a living donor may even be a stranger who wishes to donate a kidney to someone in need of a transplant.
Advantages of Live Donor Transplant are as follows:
B) Deceased donor (cadaver donor) is someone who has consented to donating his or her organs upon death. In situations where the wishes of the deceased donor are not known, family members may consent to organ donation.
This technique is more commonly used today in kidney donor procedures. It involves making several incisions of a couple of inches long in the abdomen. These incisions, called "ports,” allow the insertion of the laparoscope (camera) and other surgical instruments into the abdomen....
This procedure opens the abdomen and involves making an incision up to 10 inches long along the bottom of the lower rib to the midriff.A different option for the open nephrectomy starts with an incision further on the back along the side to the front. However, a portion of the rib may have to be removed.Depending on the technique used, the surgeon will cut...
A person is advised kidney transplant in the following conditions” Kidney Failure - Permanent (CKD Chronic Kidney Disease
What is the treatment option a patient has for kidney failure?
The main benefit of successful kidney transplant offers a better quality of life than dialysis. This is because a transplant allows for:
Functions of Kidney
Excretion of Excess volume (Water)
Removal of Urea, creatine, uric acid & other toxins
Removal of Excess potassium and Excess Acid in Blood
Formation of Blood (Red Blood cell Synthesis)
Synthesis of Vit D & maintenance of good Bone health
Removal of Middle molecules(Uremic toxins)
Functioning through the day
3 week 4hrs one session
Maintains good Neurological Health status
Maintaining Normal levels of hormonal functions
Maintaining Reproductive function for active sexual life
Eligible kidney transplant recipients include patients with:
The following conditions may make a patient ineligible for a kidney transplant:
A living donor should be preferably family member, otherwise friend can give as long as they are a medical compatible for you and approval from appropriate government authority is obtained.What is the precondition for a living donor?
PLEASE Understand you can go for kidney transplant also:A) HIV Positive & having kidney failureB) Having Hepatitis B/C infectionC) Having Diabetes ,Liver Failure along with Kidney failure.D) Your family members Blood Group is not same as youE) What can I do if my & my donor Blood Group Different –1.( Across Blood Group Transfers)2.Swap Transplant (Paired Exchange Transplant):A Swap transplant involves an exchange of organs between two families, who cannot donate the organ to their own family member because of blood group mismatch or positive cross match. This is in a sense ‘paired exchange’. This would minimize this shortfall of organs and increase transplant numbers legally. In this method there is a mechanism for organ sharing between two unrelated donor-recipient pairs. Details of such transplants and requirement are maintained in a SWAP Registry to assist patients and doctors.WHEN IS THE OPTION OPTED FOR?Patients with kidney failure who have a family donor, but the blood groups are incompatible.Patients with kidney failure who have a blood group compatible donor, but their lymphocyte cross-match is positive.Patients with kidney failure who have a suitable donor within the family, but such a donor has tested positive for Hepatitis B or C.Patients who have an elderly donor or a marginal donor with a compatible group can also register to get a donor who is better
Yes, unfortunately, there are not enough organs available for everyone who needs a kidney Transplant. Your transplant team will provide this information.