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Fortis Malar performs ‘SWAP’ living donor kidney transplant

Fortis Malar performs ‘SWAP’ living donor kidney transplant

Fortis Malar, a leading hospital with a 30-year legacy in organ transplant, successfully performed a living donor kidney "SWAP transplant" - a procedure where a living kidney donor, if incompatible with a recipient in his/her own family, exchanges kidneys with another donor-recipient pair.

The patient a 56-year-old mother, who wanted to donate a kidney to her 30-year-old son, who had suffered kidney failure and was on dialysis. Second about a 58-year-oldwife, who wanted to give a kidney to her 65-year-old husband as one of his kidneys had failed. 

Blood group incompatibility

However,there was a mismatch with their respective recipient family members, due to blood group incompatibility. The Fortis Malar team assessed the case and found that the organs could be swapped between the two families as the blood groups matched that way.  Hence, the “swap transplant procedure” was recommended and both the families agreed and gave their consent. 

The team from Fortis Malar was led by Dr. Prabhu Kanchi, Lead Transplant Nephrologist, Dr. Kapali Neelamegam, Head of GI and organ transplant, Dr. Rajkumar, Urologist, Dr. Vidhya, Anaesthetistand Vaseekaran, Surgery Associate- who successfully performed the swap transplant. Following the procedure, the condition of both patients is stable, according to a press release from the hospital.