Organ transplantation is often the only treatment for an end state organ failures, such as liver and heart failure. It is often lifesaving and gives the recipient a wonderful new lease on life. Many of us are very much aware of eye donation drive and also about kidney transplant but most of us are unaware of other vital organs of the body that can be donated to save a life.
What is organ transplant?
Organ transplant is a procedure, where vital organs like heart, eye, liver, kidney, lungs etc can be taken from a donor. The doctors may recommend for an organ transplant in case of organ failure. The transplant increases the life expectancy of a person and helps him/her in leading a normal life.
Can I donate my organs while I am alive?
Yes, of course, there are organs like kidney and liver which can be donated while a person is alive. Any person can survive on one kidney and partial liver. There have been many cases where family members have successfully donated their kidney and partial liver to the patient.
What does the process involve?
Organ transplant is not an easy decision and also not an easy process, both the donor and the receiver has to undergo multiple tests before the doctor Okays the transplant.
Any risks involved?
There can be chances that the body may refuse to accept a foreign organ. In that case, the transplant can be fatal for the receiver.
Is Organ Transplant successful?
Organ transplant has given a new hope to ailing people. A person can lead a normal life after receiving a vital organ like eyes, kidney or heart. At BLK, we offer the services of organ transplant making the process of healing all the more accessible.
At BLK, Organ transplant is an integral part of BLK Centre for Renal Sciences & Kidney Transplant which comprises of Nephrology & Urology Departments as a unified division. We have Nephrology and Kidney Transplant sections which are equipped with world-class dialysis machines. Services like Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) for hemodynamically unstable patients and Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis is available round the clock. We also have isolation rooms for Hepatitis B/C & HIB patients.