When Cross-donation Of Kidneys Gave New Lease Of Life To Patients
eHEALTH|August 2018
When Cross-donation Of Kidneys Gave New Lease Of Life To Patients

Doctors of Pushpawati Singhania Hospital and Research Institute recently found themselves in a state of flux when three couples turned up to them for kidney transplant. The women requested doctors to transplant their kidneys to their husbands.

The doctors, however, had a tough time convincing the women that they won’t be able to do so as their kidneys were unsuitable for their respective husbands. Tests proved them incompatible for the transplants as blood groups of wives were not matching their husbands

The doctors explained the situation to the couples and suggested them to cross-donate their kidneys to other three men. Once the couples gave consent, the transplants were carried out giving new lease of life to the men.

As per doctors, incompatible donor transplant costs more than double than in the case of compatible donors. The families were unable to afford the high cost. Moreover, it doesn’t provide security of a long life to the recipient.

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August 2018