CHENNAI: A total of 27 kidney transplants were performed in 2022 at Government Stanley Medical College Hospital. And, in the last 36 years, the hospital has carried out 905 surgeries.
In 2022, till date, the Stanley hospital has performed 27 renal transplants – 19 from live-related donors and 8 from deceased donors. The average waiting time for a live related kidney donor transplant surgery is 60 days, while patients on the deceased donor list wait for at least 2.5 years.
The hospital stated that the first renal transplant was done in 1986, and so far, as many as 905 surgeries have been completed. Of which, live related donors are 765 and 140 from deceased donors.
On October 4, a 33-year-old from Erunkancheri was the recipient of a kidney donated by a 30-year-old deceased donor, who was declared brain dead after a road traffic accident. She was diagnosed with chronic renal failure in 2017 and has been on hemodialysis at a charitable dialysis unit since 2020.
As there was no suitable live related donor to donate a kidney for her, she was registered for a deceased donor renal transplantation in March 2021 at the Department of Nephrology.
On Tuesday, the hospital received an allocation of a kidney from TRANSTAN through Vidiyal app. And surgery was performed immediately.
Health experts said, “The patient is recovering well and is being closely monitored by a special team of experts and dedicated nurses in the renal transplant ICU. She will be on close follow up after discharge and take immunosuppressive drugs lifelong. The entire process of investigations, surgery, medication, and monitoring is provided.”
The surgery was covered under the Chief Minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme.