If you are suffering from Diabetes, Kidney or Liver failure, and if any of your family members is on dialysis and their body organs are deteriorating, MediMantra can help you get individualized and effective organ transplant treatment and services.

Organs for transplantation come from either a living donor or from someone who is deceased and their family is donating the organ of the deceased. After the death of the person, the organs are taken out and preserved until a suitable recipient is selected by the hospitals. The living donor who is donating his/her organ should be in perfect health and should be able to provide consent about the medical actions to be performed on his/her body. If you are healthy and know about the transplantation procedure, you can donate an organ.

Bone Marrow Transplant

Bone marrow transplant is the procedure of replacing the damaged or destroyed bone marrow stem cells. It is a surgery-cum-therapy used on patients who suffer from a bone cancer or marrow disease. During the transplant, bone marrow cells are taken from the body and are thoroughly processed before being transplanted in the patient or in another patient. The whole idea during the transplant surgery is to put in healthy bone marrow and eliminate the unhealthy bone marrow from the body.

Generally during cancer treatment, the dosage of medication and the radiations of chemotherapies are so high that the bone marrow of the patient gets damaged. In these situations, to cure the bone marrow, transplants are needed. The process is usually simple but the risks of the transplantation should be taken into account and an experienced doctor should be consulted before going forward with the transplant.

Bone marrow transplantation cures illness like cancer and also the diseases that affect the bone heart cells like Aplastic anemia, Congenital Neutropenia, Thalassemia and similar diseases. There are three different kinds of bone marrow transplant that the patient can undergo:

  • Allogeneic bone marrow transplant,

  • Umbilical cord blood transplant, or

  • Autologous bone marrow transplant.

Kidney Transplant

When the kidneys stop working, the patients initially suffer from renal failure. If, in case, the renal failure continues, the toxic waste starts accumulating in the body and the end- stage renal disease can be treated in two ways - dialysis or transplantation. The causes for the end stage renal disease can be diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, or severe anatomical problems of the urinary tract. The transplant is the best treatment for the end stage renal disease because dialysis patients have been reported to suffer from severe medical problems like cancer or stomach infections, and eventually need transplantation.

Liver Transplant

Liver transplant initially began as a process of helping patients in need of a liver transplant due to the scarcity of appropriate size ‘deceased’ donors. However, after the ever-increasing rate of the treatment and availability of high-tech medical equipments, transplantation procedure became common and even helped the patients who had entered the last stage. There are following two ways of liver transplant:

  • In case of a deceased donor, the liver transplant is decided by the severity of the liver disease

  • In case of a live donor, the major deciding factor is the health of the donor.

The transplant involves the removal of the liver by halting the blood movement of the nearby veins. The donated liver is fixed on the place and the blood flow is set back to normal to check the functioning of the new liver. The patients awaiting the liver are ranked as status 1, 2A, 2B and 3 on the basis of the severity of their disease. Now-a-days, the listing is done using the Model for End-stage Liver Disease Score to assess surgical risk.