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A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney from one person into another whose kidneys have stopped functioning. The transplant kidney provides enough kidney function; remember some people are born with only one kidney and do not develop problems.

Any patient whose kidneys have permanently stopped working is a potential candidate for a kidney transplant. However, many factors must be considered in choosing between transplantation and chronic dialysis for a given individual. Among these factors are age, other medical problems, and personal considerations of work and lifestyle. You should discuss the options with your doctor and attempt to obtain as much information as possible in reaching your decision.

There are three sources of kidneys for transplantation:

  • Living Related Donors.
  • Living Unrelated Donors.
  • Cadaver Donors.

Living Related Donors are usually members from the recipient’s immediate family, such as siblings, parents or children. Only such close relatives are likely to have an acceptable tissue match.

Living Unrelated kidneys are kidneys from unrelated donors.

Cadaver donor or non-living doners are the victims of brain death, usually the result of an accident or a stroke, through their own choice or their families.


Liver surgery comprises various operations of the liver for different disorders. The most common operation performed on liver is removal of a portion of liver that becomes diseased. The most typical reason for liver resection is a tumor which is malignant. The single tumor or more than one tumor confined to either left or right side of the liver can be successfully resected with good survival rates.

Liver resection patients are carefully evaluated by a multidisciplinary team to ensure the absence of the Extrahepatic (outside the liver) tumor. Liver resections performed on patients with Extrahepatic disease may relieve the symptoms caused by the tumor, but offer little improvement in survival. Benign tumors of the liver (cyst, adenoma, hemangioma) can be successfully managed by liver resection as well. If the location of a benign tumor is superficial and small in size, the operation can be performed laparoscopically (by making small punctures in the abdomen while viewing through a video camera).

A liver resection takes approximately 3-5 hours and can be performed without the need for blood transfusion (see bloodless surgery). Up to 75% of the liver tissue can be safely removed. The hospital stay is about 5 days and complete recovery occurs in 5-6 weeks. The resected liver regenerates to its preoperative size in 6-8 weeks. Excellent results from liver resections are usually achieved.

Bone MarrowTransplant

The blood and marrow unit offers Allogeneic and Autologous bone marrow transplant to children and adults with malignant and non-malignant conditions.

There are two types of bone marrow transplants:

AutologuousTransplant (Stem cells collected from one’s own body): This transplant can be done to conventionally treat these following diseases.

Lymphoma: For relapsed/refractory cases, it is standard therapy and in most such cases, it is the only curative option.

Myeloma: Although not curative, it is standard treatment as a part of initial therapy, as it is prolong survival substantially.

Leukemia: Acute Myeloid Leukemia as a part of consolidation therapy, to increase chance of cure in this disease.

Allogenic Transplant (Stem cells collected from someone else’s body): This transplant can be done to treat the following diseases.

  • Thalassemia.
  • Several other genetic disorders, especially with single gene defects.
  • Aplastic anemia.
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia.
  • Immune deficiency and storage disorder.

About Institutes of Transplant

Apollo Institute of Transplant has been a leader in the field of organ transplantation that provides multi-disciplinary and state of-the-art services to its patients. The services include complete hematology backup with histopathology, cytopathology reporting of complete panel, immune-histochemistry and immune fluorescence studies. The radiology services include a 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner and a PET SUITE supported by impeccable infrastructure.







Sanjay Kandasamy was the first patient to undergo a liver transplant successfully. He was a toddler when he came to us in 1988 from a village in Tamil Nadu with Biliary Atresia, a rare condition seen in 1 in 12000 babies. Dr. Anupam Sibal, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, operated Sanjay and now Sanjay is leading a healthy life.


“When I was told that I needed a kidney transplant, I thought to myself that this would be serious. But after meeting the Nephrologists at Apollo Hospitals Delhi, my perception changed. I was made to feel positive, I was made to feel at ease, and things only got better from there on." - A kidney transplant patient at Apollo


Mrs. Roshani Vyas describes her experience with experts in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Apollo Hospitals Delhi, while getting one of her twin babies operated for a liver transplant. She expressed heartfelt gratitude to the entire Apollo team for their excellent service and advised parents to never lose courage, and keep fighting.

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