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Domino Liver Transplant

Requirement & Background : The demand for livers far outweighs the supply of deceased donor organs in our country as well as across the world. 30-40% of patients on the waiting list for a deceased donor transplant either succumb to complications of liver failure or become too sick to undergo a liver transplantation while waiting. Various strategies aimed at increasing the donor pool and reducing waitlist mortality have been explored across the world. One such innovation is domino liver...

200 Liver Transplants

The liver transplant team at The Centre for Liver Disease and Transplantation (CLDT), Apollo Hospitals, Chennai completed 200 liver transplants on 24th December 2012. It took half the time (1.5 years) to complete the second hundred transplants as compared the first 100 (3 years; 19/03/2008 to 21/04/2011). Our team performed 70 liver transplants in 2012, an increase of 30% from 2011 (55). We have performed the highest number of deceased donor liver transplants in the country (164) and are...

Three Liver Transplants Performed in less than a Day at Apollo Hospital, Chennai

On July 11, 2013 the liver transplant team at Apollo Hospital, Chennai performed 3 liver transplants in less than 24 hours. Two were deceased donor liver transplants, 1 from a donor in Apollo Hospital, Chennai and 1 in Coimbatore allocated fromthe governmentpool. The third transplant was a scheduled pediatric living donor liver transplant for a sick 9-year old child with a part of left liver donated by his father. The situation presented a logistic challenge.Four teams of surgeons...