Kidney donors save two lives

Bengaluru April 13, 2018- SPARSH hospitals today celebrated the successful completion of two kidney transplants at their Yeshwantpur facility. Both the patients are recovered and doing well. One patient who was brain dead (cadaver) a twenty-year-old young boy donated his kidney to a 61 year old patient from Bengaluru while another 33-year-old lady Mrs. Nagaratnamma from Tumkur donated her kidney to her own 43-year-old husband Mr. Ashwatiah. The organ donations are such a humane act and it is said one human can save eight lives by donating his organs commitment to which is given when one is in the pink of health.

This operation was conducted by Dr. Avinash(Urologist)and team, along with Dr. Ramachandra (Nephrologist). While the live operationtook three hours in the case of husband-wife duo, the cadaver donor to receiverpatient took just over 4 hours. Both the receivers are doing well and back totheir routines.

SPARSH hospitals with this also announced that nowregular transplants can be done at their facility for kidney, pancreas, heartand heart valve (tissue). The Yeshwantpur unit of SPARSH wasopened three years ago and is a 250 bedded hospital with all facilitiesunder one roof. SPARSH Hospitals other facility include one at Infantry roadand one at Health city (Hosur Road) other units in  Davanagere,Gulbarga and Raichur.

Chairman Dr. Sharan Patil speaking on the occasionsaid, “It is heartening to see such a great teamwork by the SPARSH doctors andsupport staff and it surely calls for a celebration. Organ donation is such aSamaritan thought and the best part is that it gives life to the needy”. Hewent on to say, “I am glad we have such committed staff who worked day in andout to make SPARSH Hospital into a successful transplant centre”.

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