Jaypee Hospital in Noida recently performed an ABO incompatible liver transplant. The 50-year old patent’s son donated the liver for transplant through an advanced medical procedure.
The Agra based patient Moses Andrews was admitted in Jaypee Hospital, and the initial diagnosis revealed him suffering from a need of liver transplant. A sophisticated medical procedure was used as initially the blood group of donor and receiver mismatched.
This incompatible liver transplant milestone has been achieved by the hospital after 10 liver transplant surgeries in the past two months. Citing reasons such as change in lifestyle, excessive use of use of alcohol, and overweight as prime reasons for severe liver problem, the Jaypee Hospital has also conducted a health survey to further probe the matter. The Hospital conducted a health survey across 51 schools in NCR from March 2014- August 2015 and found that 22% of 8054 surveyed children were overweight.
As reported by TOI, Dr Abhideep Chaudhary, senior liver transplant surgeon at Jaypee Hospital, said that the doctors’ team decided to conduct incompatible liver transplant of the patient. “We used medicines and controlled the patient’s anti-bodies generation. We also performed blood washing by immune absorption. The immune suppressive medicines stabilized the patient’s body and a surgery was conducted successfully,” he said. The surgery was conducted in November and the patient was discharged with advice to continue with immune suppressive medicines in future.
Chaudhary said that till date people usually rely only on matching blood groups or cadaver donors (brain dead) for liver transplant. “It becomes difficult when patients do not find a compatible donor. The sophisticated techniques of incompatible liver transplant gives hopes to save many lives,” he said.
Moses Andrews and Anon Andrews on Saturday came to the hospital. He said that he was feeling good and recovering well. “I feel that I have received a new life,” Andrews said after a press conference.