Frailty may reduce kidney failure patients’ chances of getting a transplant

According to researchers, frailty is associated with lower likelihoods of being placed on the kidney transplant waitlist and of receiving a transplant

Frailty may reduce kidney failure patients’ chances of getting a transplantTo order to investigate whether frailty in patients with kidney failure may affect their likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant, Christine Haugen, MD (Johns Hopkins Hospital) and her colleagues studied 7,078 potential kidney transplant candidates from 2009 to 2017. Patients were considered frail if they had 3 or more of the following components: Unintentional weight […]

New York: Man wears sign in hopes of finding a kidney donor for his wife

A man in New York was photographed recently wearing a sign on his back asking for help for his sick wife. The sign read, ‘In need of a kidney for my wife, B+.’ A phone number was also provided. The man's name is Raymond Thompson and his wife Mylen was diagnosed with kidney disease two years ago. Since the posting, they've gotten numerous calls from strangers offering Mylen a kidney

New York: Man wears sign in hopes of finding a kidney donor for his wifeBut on the way to the counter I noticed a man in a black coat, wearing a backpack bearing a sign, “In need of a kidney for my wife, B+. 917-442-6202.” Unsure what to say, I quickly snapped a photo. And then he was gone. Although I generally hate posting pictures of people online without […]

Kidney transplant: 40-year-old man rings in the New Year with a new lease of life

After a long wait, the Jamaluddin Khan, a resident of Malad received a kidney from his sister-in-law

Kidney transplant: 40-year-old man rings in the New Year with a new lease of lifeFor Jamaluddin Khan, a 40-year-old resident of Malad, the past two years have been tiresome and agonising. He was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in 2016 due to a genetic disease that runs in the family, Jamaluddin’s ordeal spiraled for two years where he was put on supportive care and medication but nothing worked […]

Mother starts Facebook group for kidney patients, after her son’s ordeal

When someone talks about a kidney ailment we generally feel that they are suffering from a serious condition. But, although it might be a delicate situation, it is important to remember that things will get better. Thinking on the same lines a mother has started a Facebook group, through which she helps other parents who face similar situations which were close to her experience, she had when her son was affected with a kidney condition

Mother starts Facebook group for kidney patients, after her son’s ordealHer son was suffering from a kidney ailment at a young age of 17. She saw some tough times when her son was undergoing treatment for his kidney. In 1999, she voluntarily donated her kidney to her son as his own kidney was failing him. When someone talks about a kidney ailment we generally feel […]

Organ donation: All you need to know about swap kidney transplant

In India, paired kidney exchange is legal. Mutual compatibilities can be found between pairs in such registries, which pave the way for a kidney exchange between such pairs. Paired kidney exchanges (PKE) can be performed as binaries (swaps), but more patients can benefit if such swaps are extended into longer chains or cycles with help of ASTRA

Organ donation: All you need to know about swap kidney transplantAs we all are aware of, kidney failure is a major healthcare problem which many citizens face. Transplantation is the preferred treatment for patients with kidney failure as compared to dialysis. The limitation to this is the availability of a compatible donor kidney. One way to get a compatible kidney is via a donor who […]

Organ donation: Mother saves daughter’s life by donating her kidney

A successful kidney transplant was performed in Sassoon General Hospital in Pune on Friday, November 02. This was 11th kidney transplant operation performed successfully in Sassoon Hospital

Organ donation: Mother saves daughter’s life by donating her kidneyPournima Yadav, a 19-year-old patient was suffering from chronic kidney disease since last three years.  Due to rheumatoid arthritis, her both kidneys were failed.  Since last six months she was on dialysis in Sassoon General Hospital, Pune. Considering her young age, expert doctors advised kidney transplant to her.  Her mother, who is 39-year-old woman was […]

Pune: Sassoon Hospital performs its tenth kidney transplant

After conducting its first liver transplant, Sassoon Hospital recently carried out another liver transplants. Overall, it also witnessed its tenth kidney transplant

Pune: Sassoon Hospital performs its tenth kidney transplantA 52-year-old woman met with a road accident on October 09. The woman who belonged to Varud village in Satara’s Khatav taluka was being treated in her home town, but was later referred to Sassoon General Hospital, Pune on the next day (September 11) at 2 a.m. After continuous efforts for resuscitation, she was declared […]

Pune girl starts crowdfunding for kidney transplant surgery of a farmer

With an aim to help the patient who urgently wants kidney transplant, a young girl from Pune has started crowdfunding. Ganesh Pawar hailing from a small town in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra is suffering from kidney related ailment since last ten months. Without any money, he is now dependent on funds collected and donated by unknown people

Pune girl starts crowdfunding for kidney transplant surgery of a farmerSadhana Pawar, wife of Ganesh, said, “We do not have any resources left to raise funds for the surgery. I have given all my money for treatment that is going on since last ten months. I appeal to everyone that they help me in saving my husband’s life. His condition is critical and we have […]

Co-worker donates kidney to save colleague suffering from chronic kidney disease

In a rare example of camaraderie, a 40-year-old lady from Kolkata donated her kidney to save the life of 32-year-old colleague who was suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) at Fortis Hospital and Kidney Institute (FHKI) recently

Co-worker donates kidney to save colleague suffering from chronic kidney diseaseThe patient from Ranchi was advised by the doctors to undergo kidney transplantation urgently as her health situation deteriorated. Both the donor and recipient were working in an IT firm in Bengaluru where the latter was subordinate of the former. The patient, Marshneil Sinha, has been undergoing treatment at the hospital under Dr Upal Sengupta, […]

Live organ donation: Mother gifts new life to daughter by donating kidney

The patient who hails from Pune was suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and was on haemodialysis since nine months. Doctors advised a kidney transplant to patient. The recipient’s mother, age 58 gave her consent for donating her kidney to daughter

Live organ donation: Mother gifts new life to daughter by donating kidneyThe patient is a 42-year-old woman who is a resident of Pashan, Pune she was referred to Sassoon Hospital from a medical camp organised by NGO Aarogyabharti. She was suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and was on haemodialysis since the past nine months. The doctors advised the woman to undergo a kidney transplant. The […]
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