UP: First blood mismatch kidney transplant at RMLIMS, Lucknow.

Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) in Lucknow has successfully performed its first ABO incompatible (mismatched blood group) kidney transplant, becoming the second medical education institute in the state capital after SGPGIMS to perform such a procedure. The transplant was performed recently but the information was shared after the donor and recipient had fully recovered.

RMLIMS did a mismatched kidney transplant

Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) has successfully performed its first ABO-Mismatched Blood Group kidney transplant, becoming the second medical education institution in the city after SGPGIMS to perform such a procedure. 

The transplant was done recently, but the information comes after the donor and the recipient made a full recovery on Wednesday. Prof Abhilash Chandra, Department of Nephrology, said that the kidney transplant of a 26-year-old youth from Lakhimpur Kheri, whose blood group was B positive, was done through the organ obtained from the AB positive group of his 48-year-old mother. Gaya.

Professor Abhilash Chandra shared the information

UP: First blood mismatch kidney transplant at RMLIMS, Lucknow.
UP: First blood mismatch kidney transplant at RMLIMS, Lucknow.

Professor Abhilash Chandra, Department of Nephrology said that the kidney transplant of a 26-year-old youth from Lakhimpur Kheri, whose blood group was B positive, was done through the organ obtained from the AB positive group of his 48-year-old mother.

Chandra said that usually, the recipient’s immune system rejects the transplanted organ if its blood group does not match with that of the donor. However, in ABO-incompatible transplants, antibodies in the immune system that may reject the transplanted organ are removed through a special procedure prior to surgery. Dr. Ishwar Dayal, Head, Department of Urology, who was also part of the team.

Another member of the team, nephrologist Dr Namrata Rao, said that compared to the traditional method, ABO-incompatible transplants require additional time to prepare and double the cost due to longer hospital stays and medications. But, an ABO-incompatible kidney is a life-saver for patients who need an urgent transplant but can’t find a matching donor.

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