New Delhi: For the first time in Pune, an incompatible blood group kidney transplant was performed on 9-year-old Girish Thorat, a padiatric patient. The kidney was donated by his maternal grandmother.
According to a report in The Indian Express, it was the first incompatible blood group paediatric kidney transplant without plasma exchange in the country.
Girish Thorat was detected with nephrotic syndrome at the age of six. Since then he was put on medicines and underwent biopsy twice, but it took three years for him to be put on peritoneal dialysis-a treatment for severe chronic kidney disease, as reported.
The surgery was performed at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital (ABMH), Pune on April 4, 2016.