Mostly it is seen that kidney failures account from neglect by the patient. It is suggested that you keep a regular record of health checkups on a monthly or a quarterly basis.
Jehangir Hospital provides a wide array of Kidney Treatments ranging between; prescribing simple Antibiotics, Lithotripsy to Peritoneal Dialysis and kidney transplant.
We specialize in offering services with personal care and focus on building long term relationships.
How do family and friends know when it is time to consider donation?
When a patient loses 90 to 95 percent of his or her kidney function, they are considered to have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Treatment options for patients with ESRD are dialysis (where an artificial kidney machine removes waste from the blood) or a kidney transplant from a living or deceased donor.
Sometimes, a patient with 85 percent loss of kidney function will undergo a transplant which allows them to avoid having to go on dialysis. Kidney patients and their families will discuss the best course of treatment with their doctors.
Who can be a donor?
Donors need to be between the ages of 18 and early 60s and can include parents, Grandparents, siblings, Spouse, Children, Grandchildren. An ideal donor should have a genuine interest in donating. Compatible blood type is no more must for a donor. Donor should be in good general health. Typically, someone who has cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, sickle cell disease, HIV or hepatitis will not qualify to be a donor. However, these diseases are not all absolute contraindications to donation. Every donor will be considered on an individual basis.
Do some donors have trouble making the decision to donate?
The decision to donate can vary from person to person. Some people make the decision instantly with few worries or concerns. Other people require time to think critically and will talk with close friends or family before deciding whether or not to donate. It is normal for some people to be afraid of donating a kidney as well as to experience guilt about not wanting to be a donor.
Individuals should not, under any circumstances, feel pressured to donate. The only “right” decision is the one that makes the donor feel comfortable. Potential donors are encouraged to speak with the consultant, Transplant Coordinator living donor team if they have any questions or concerns about their decision.
What is the first step to becoming a living donor?
Donor’s health is prim important aspect in any kind of organ donation. Only after comprehensive health assessment of the donor he/ she will be considered fit to donate organ to his/her relative.
What does the donor evaluation include?
We encourage all donor evaluations to be completed at Jehangir Hospital, Pune. The work-up can often be completed in 1-2 days, though additional testing may be required in some cases.
You will complete a medical history and receive a physical, which includes a blood pressure check, to ensure that you don’t have any concerning health conditions. A series of laboratory and X-ray tests, as well as an EKG, will be completed to screen for kidney function, liver function, hepatitis, heart disease, lung disease and past exposure to viral illness. Urine testing will also be done to make sure that your kidneys function normally. In addition, results from your routine annual health maintenance tests (e.g., pap smear, mammogram, colonoscopy, etc).
A Computerized tomography or CTA) scan will also be completed. During this scan, contgiogram (a contrast is injected into the blood stream through a vein in your arm. The contrast travels to the kidneys and urinary tract while the CTA scan and X-rays are done. These tests help the transplant staff to determine if your urinary tract, kidneys, and the blood vessels leading to the kidneys are normal.
Once all results from the entire evaluation process are available, it will be determined by the independent physician whether you are able to safely proceed with the donation.
What are the health risks associated with being a donor?
Your Nephrologist and surgeon will discuss all health risks with you. The risks of donation are similar to those involved with any major surgery, such as bleeding and infection. Death resulting from kidney donation is extremely rare. Current research indicates that kidney donation does not change life expectancy or increase a person’s risks of developing kidney disease or other health problems.
Will giving a kidney affect my lifestyle?
A person can lead an active, normal life with only one kidney. Studies have shown that one fully functional kidney is sufficient to keep the body healthy. After recovering from surgery, a donor can work, drive, exercise and participate in sports, though contact sports are not recommended. A donor can continue in all types of occupations. Also, being a donor does not impact a person’s ability to have a child.
Once the donor is finalized donor’s compatibility with the recipient will be assist through HLA typing. Patient will be guided to complete legal formalities. After completion of the legal formalities case will be evaluated by the Transplant authorization committee along with in Camera interview of donor recipient and the next of kens.
If you have no living donor available, you have an option of registering for Deceased donor kidney transplant. Regardless of your donor, you’ll still undergo the same thorough evaluation to determine whether you’re a candidate for transplant surgery. You cannot receive a kidney transplant before the completion of all tests and consultations recommended by the Doctor. Once you’re approved for transplant, you’ll be placed on the organ waiting list, at which point you begin to accrue waiting time.
The waiting period often is several months to years, so you may be asked to undergo periodic testing to remain “active” on the waiting list. You’ll continue to be cared for by your Nephrologist
Above all, because the waiting period can be extended, it’s important for you to let the Nephrologist know about any serious changes in your health. Keeping us updated improves the chances of a timely transplantation.
Currently Jehangir only does kidney & cornea transplants
|2018-2019||Kidney Transplant Permission Granted by Regional Authorization committee|
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