—Organ Transplantation Unit

What is Organ Transplant?

Organ transplant is the last treatment option for the patient facing organ failure. It is the process which is done by the surgical transformation of the donated organ into the body of the recipient who is diagnosed with organ failure. Many people face organ failure due to diseases like heart diseases, diabetes, hepatitis, cystic fibrosis and cirrhosis. Some may get failure of organs due to injury and birth defects.

The organs for the transplantation are mostly cultivated from the living person, deceased persons via circulatory death and from the person who attained brain dead. The organs that can be transplanted are liver, heart, kidney, eye, pancreas and thymus. According to the WHO website, kidney transplantation is the most frequently carried out transplantation in the world.

We, at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre is equipped with multi-specialty standards and licensed to perform various transplantations like,

  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Heart
  • Lung
  • Pancreas
  • Small Bowel
  • Cornea

Kidney Transplantation

Kidney Transplantation is an alternative long term solution to regular dialysis treatments, when this is successful it usually means greater independence and a higher quality of life. Kidney transplantation is a procedure that places a healthy kidney in your body that will do the work of the two failed kidneys. It is also called as renal transplantation.

Kidney Transplants At SRM Medical College Hospital And Research Centre:

The Kidney Transplant Unit at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre is one of the best in renal transplant across Tamil Nadu. The Renal Transplantation Programme was started in the year 2012. Nephrologists at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre undertake living donor and cadaveric donor kidney transplants. We offer high standards of assessment, surgery and aftercare. We have an excellent team of surgeons and we can offer the most modern techniques. Our hospital is authorised to do transplants under various government insurance schemes including the CMCHIS.

Matching Donor Kidneys

For a successful kidney transplant, the donor organ should match the recipient according to

  • Human leukocyte antigen or HLA tissue type.
  • Blood group: the same rules apply as in blood transfusion.
  • Antibody levels: known as cross-matching.

Liver Transplantation

Liver is one of the most adaptable organs in our body and any malfunction or disorder can result in various processes being affected. Also a very tough organ, the Liver can continue to function despite certain ailments. However, at a stage when medical intervention is no longer helpful and the liver can no longer continue to support the normal functioning of the body, a liver transplant is the only option.

Liver transplant programme at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre started in July 2019.

SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre is one of the best liver transplant hospitals in Tamilnadu with the best liver transplant surgeons for excellent liver transplant care.

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed with Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai for liver transplant. The liver transplant team of Gleneagles Global Health City provides full technical and manpower to perform deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT) at our institution.