In a little over 2 years, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has successfully transplanted 100 livers both from living donors as well as cadavers. We salute the brave souls who have selflessly donated a vital organ of their body to save their loved ones and sometimes even strangers
In India, approximately 2.5 lakh patients succumb to some or the other kind of liver disease mainly due to the inaccessibility of a donor. More than 25,000 patients are estimated to be in dire need of a liver transplant, of which only 11,000 transplants are successfully conducted.
According to experts lack of awareness is one of the prime causes for the rapid increase in liver diseases and liver failure in our country. It is very important for people to follow a healthy lifestyle and keep away from liver damaging habits especially alcohol consumption. Early detection could also be one of the key factors in preventing the worst outcomes in liver disease.
In simple terms – the earlier the transplant surgery, the greater the success rate
Watch out for these common symptoms:
- Loss of Appetite
- Nausea & Vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in vomit
- Weight loss
- Swelling of lower limbs
Liver transplantation is considered as a treatment option for patients (adults & kids) diagnosed with any form of end stage live disease. This procedure includes systematic removal of the diseased liver which is further replaced by a healthy one. The overall success rate of liver transplant is estimated to be approximately 94% whereby most of the recipients return to normal activities and achieve 95% of their quality of life with the help of medications and regular follow ups.
Some kinds of liver disease are metabolic which means that they are inherent at the time of birth but manifest later. However, alcohol induced liver disease, fatty liver induced liver disease (NAFLD), Hepatitis A, B and C are preventable. Complete removal of liver is considered for conditions like Liver cancer, Hepatic coma and massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding whereas urgent liver transplantation is suggested for patients with acute liver failure
Cancer patients, people who frequently consume alcohol, those with a history of illegal drug abuse, those with active or severe infection in any part of the body and the ones suffering from a heart, lung or neurological condition are not considered for being a donor.
Pledging an organ is the noblest deed that one could perform. Giving someone the gift of life after we are no more is in fact an honorable act for which we will be remembered & cherished forever Pledge an Organ today and be someone’s Life Saver. You may pledge to donate your organs by signing and carrying a Donor Card. These cards are available with our transplant coordinators on 2nd floor, Transplant Coordination Unit. For additional details on Organ Donation, visit.
Featuring state-of-the-art infrastructure, the Centre for Transplant at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is headed by a dedicated team of specialists who are professionally trained to offer comprehensive medical care to patients across the entire spectrum of liver disorders. To know more, visit our webpage.
Having achieved a major milestone with 100 successful livers tranpslanted, Kokilaben Hospital is certainly a name to trust!