Organ transplantation becomes the only resort in end state organ failure. It is life-saving for those fighting with failure in heart, liver, kidney or other organs. Transplants not only treats patients but also cures. However, to make the organ transplant successful, it is important to get the rightly matching donor. The process of organ removal from a living or deceased person needs few legal requirements that include donor’s consent. Springmedo assists with the best treatment facilities with multi-disciplinary support enabling successful outcomes in organ transplantation.
Organ Transplantation at our partner hospital
This is the most common form of organ transplantation surgery. We help you with the best renal transplant program and dialysis facilities of the region. A kidney transplant may help a patient lead a quality life free from dialysis. Kidney transplants can be of two types. One from living donor and the other is cadaver donor transplant. Any family member with good health can donate 1 kidney. Rarely, a person can get 2 kidneys from a deceased donor. The transplanted kidney is placed in the lower side of the abdomen leaving the diseased kidneys in place. Not all patients with end-stage renal failure are eligible for kidney transplantation.
Kidney transplantation is not possible in case of:
- Recurrent infections that can’t be treated effectively
- Cancer that has spread widely
- Severe heart disorders or other health conditions
- Other serious diseases that may not improve after kidney transplantation
It is a surgical procedure where a seriously damaged heart is replaced by the healthy heart of a deceased donor when other treatment modes fail. This is the last resort of patients with end-stage heart failure. Other candidates for heart transplant without suffering from a heart attack or heart failure are those with congenital defects, dysfunction of the heart valve, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathy (weakened heart muscle). The surgery lasts for a few hours. The surgeon removes the heart and puts the patient on a heart-lung machine to keep the normal functioning of circulatory system. Post-transplant recovery period is quite high as it may take 6 months.
A heart transplant can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life and longevity. However, that depends on a lot of factors like proper self-care, taking anti-rejection medications etc. Heart rejection is one of the significant complications that a patient may face after transplant which reduces the life span. Getting the rightly matching donor heart is another big challenge.
Bone Marrow Transplant
Bone marrow, the soft fatty tissue inside the bones is responsible for creating blood cells. The surgical procedure of replacing the damaged bone marrow with a healthy one is known as bone marrow transplant. It is done when the bone marrow of a person fails to produce the required blood cells due to any chronic infection, disease or cancer treatment.
Bone marrow transplant can be done in three ways.
Autologous bone marrow transplant:
Stem cells of the patient are removed before any chemotherapy or radiation therapy and are restored into the body for normal functioning. This is applied to treat Hodgkin’s & Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Myeloma, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), etc.
Allogeneic bone marrow transplant
In this process, stem cells from a matching donor are transferred into the patient’s body. The procedure is done to treat Thalassemia, several genetic disorders, chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Aplastic Anemia, High-risk AML & Relapsed AML, relapse ALL etc.
Umbilical cord blood transplant
In umbilical cord blood transplant, stems cells from the baby’s umbilical cord right after the birth is stored and used for future transplant. Since the baby’s cells are immature, there is no serious need of right matching. It is applied to treat leukemia, specific cancers, sickle cell anemia and few metabolic disorders.