Gleneagles Globa Health City Achieves Milestone of 504 Kidney Transplants

Gleneagles Globa Health City Achieves Milestone of 504 Kidney Transplants


Gleneagles Global Health City has announced its successful completion of 504 kidney transplants. The Department of Nephrology & Renal Transplantation has to date performed kidney transplants for both paediatrics and adults with 22 transplants comprising babies and children and 482 adults. Of the 482 adults, 156 were women recipients and 348 constituted men.To commemorate this milestone, eminent gues Sri Tenkasi S Jawahar, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary & Project Director, World Bank Aided Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation Project participated in the celebration with the Kidney transplant donors and recipients. The participants talked about how their lives had returned to normal after having a kidney transplant. "We are proud to state the Department of Nephrology & Renal Transplantation at Gleneagles Global Hospital has successfully completed 500+ Kidney transplants since its first kidney transplant was performed in 2009. It is a remarkable achievement for our hospital and a one-of- a-kind record in the world of kidney transplants," said Dr. Alok Khullar, CEO, GI neagles Global Health City. "This is no small feat to achieve for any hospital in India. Though we are already leading in kidney transplants, we are still lagging behind developed countries. There is a lack of awareness when it comes to kidney transplantsthat need to be addressed and we are making every effort to educate the public about the success rates," added Dr. Alok.

Dr. Muruganandham K, HOD & Senior Consultant - Department of Urology, Gleneagles Global Health City said:

"The number of cadaver donor kidney transplantsstood at 208 & live donor kidney transplant was 296 with 35 plus kidney transplants being crowd funded. It is of national importance that organ donations ncrease and this is only possible when people come forward to donate willingly. Today, it is or ly the family and relatives of the recipient who donate first. We need more NGOs to come forv ard and help us in this cause,". "Statistically speaking, out of these 504 transplants under the live donor kid ey transplants, 47% was donated by mothers, 19% by the spouse, 12% by the sister, 8% by the brother and 14% were others. Theyoungest and oldest donor was a 20-year-old female and a 65-year-old malerespectively. The recipient in the youngest category was a three-year gir and the oldest recipient was a 68-year-old male," addedDr. Muruganandham "Incidentally, not every successful kidney transplant was easy to perform. Tl e Hospital had many challenging cases that were rare and truly unique too. For instance, there was a pediatric high-risk transplant of a 16-yeargirl who suffered from Syndromic CKD-Ctin + I P. Another was a 17-yearboy who had Refractory HTN -S/P Bilateral Nephrectomy and Low-C pacity Bladder. There are many more cases that we have performed kidney transplantson," said Dr. Muthukumar P, Senior Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician, Gl neagles Global Health City "In the Adult high-risk transplant category there was a45-yearmale who had Refractory Anemia/Bicytopenia, Diabetic Polyneuropathy and another was a22-yearmal with Multiple Congenital Anomalies with Spina Bifida. There was a 30-year-old female with a Type I Diabetic / CKD end-stage whom we successfully ensured she had a kidney transplant," added Dr. Muthukumar.

About Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai:

Gleneagles Global Health City, the sprawling 14.5-acre facility located in Perúmbakkam, Chennai, is the largest facility of Gleneagles Global Hospitals India. With 200 Licensed beds and accreditations from leading agencies, the facility is Asia's most trusted and leading Multi-Organ Transplant Centre. The hospital has undertaken several path-breaking Liver, Ne ro, Heart, Lung and Kidney procedures. It is recognized by several national-level accrediting agencies. World- class infrastructure, dedicated staff and a commitment for medical excellence are the USPS of this facility. The hospital has several achievements to its credit and continues to work on several pioneering procedures. Gleneagles Global Hospitals has multi-super specialty hospitals in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. The brand is the most preferred hospital group for multi-organ transplants in Asia region. The parent entity of Gleneagles Global Hospitals is IHH Healthcare, a leading premium integrated healthcare provider with a network of 84 hospitals and more than 16,000 licensed beds. It is one of the largest healthcare groups in the world by market capitalisation and is listed in the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia and Main Board of SGX-ST. IHH is a leading player in the home markets of Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and In ia, and in their key growth markets of China and Hong Kong.





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