Representational picture showing KIMS,Hyderabad.

A good news emanating from Hyderabad is that the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Hospitals has begun to offer a new service for organ donors.

As it is,KIMS has made a mark in organ donation and transplant by a  ‘Swap Registry’.

This means that a team of experts at KIMS Hospitals led by Senior Transplantation Surgeon Padmashri Dr Sarbeswar Sahariah, have transplanted a compatible kidney of a donor from one family to a recipient of a different family, and vice versa.

"This form of kidney exchange or swap is a simple barter practice, which helps protect lives of two individuals",said an UNI report from Hyderabad.

The report adds:"Santosh 16 yrs, son (name changed), who was suffering from kidney ailment due to end-stage renal disease needed a kidney transplant for surviving and his Father Ramana - 42 yrs (name changed), wanted to donate his kidney to his son but he couldn’t donate his kidney, as father and son blood group didn’t match."

At the same time,Pavan Kumar,who was 26 years old,son (Name Changed) who was suffering from end-stage renal disease needed a kidney for surviving and his father Kishore -56 yrs (Name Changed) wanted to donate his kidney to his son but he couldn’t donate his kidney to his son, as father and son blood group didn’t match.

Against this backdrop,KIMS did one thing:checked the blood groups and compared with the two donors.Result?The blood group of Ramana matched with that of Pavan Kumar and Kishore group was a suitable match for Santosh.

As such,Doctors at KIMS Hospitals quickly suggested SWAP Kidney Transplant.

Both the families have agreed for it.Wish them  and pray for their life and thank KIMS doctors to begin with for their innovative approach.

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