Mrunal Manmay Dash

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhubaneswar has added another feather to its cap by successfully conducting its first case of Live-Related Kidney Transplantation on August 30, 2022.

As per an AIIMS press release, the donor- recipient duo of father and son is doing fine, and the transplanted kidney is functioning well with a good urine output and normal blood creatinine levels.

The kidney donor underwent a laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and was discharged on post-operative third day. The recipient has also been discharged.

The nephrology team was headed by Dr Sandip Panda and the surgical team was headed by Head of Urology Dr Prasant Nayak. Dr Manoj Das, Dr Swarnendu Mandal and Dr Sambit Tripathy were also part of the team performing first Kidney transplantation at AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

Congratulating the team behind the effort AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Prof (Dr) Ashutosh Biswas said, “With increasing numbers of diabetes, hypertension and other kidney diseases, there is a huge burden of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in the society and a huge need for organ transplantation services in Eastern India. The financial burden of transplantation services in private hospitals runs into tens of lakhs and starting affordable organ transplantation services in the form of kidney transplantation will bring a big relief to the common populace of Odisha and neighboring states.”

Dr Biswas further stressed that AIIMS Bhubaneswar is working towards developing liver and bone marrow transplantation services in the near future.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar President Prof (Dr) Subrat Acharya has also congratulated the team for starting Kidney transplantation in the national institute. Medical Superintendent Dr SN Mohanty congratulating the team wished many more successful transplantations at AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

The surgery was an inter-institutional collaboration. PGIMER Chandigarh had deputed Prof Deepesh Benjamin Kenwar from the Department of Renal Transplantation to mentor the starting of the kidney transplantation services at AIIMS Bhubaneswar.