PIMS successfully conducts kidney transplantation operations

Islamabad: Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences PIMS during the first three months of current year has successfully conducted six kidney transplantation operations.

In recently held operation of kidney transplantation Rakhshanda Bibi resident of Tehsil Pindi Gheb of district Attock has donated kidney to her sister 21y old Farzana Bibi. According to the spokesman of PIMS the condition of both was out of danger. He said that kidney transplantation operations are continuing free of coast at PIMS.

Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney into a patient with end stage renal disease. Kidney transplantation is typically classified as deceased-donor formerly known as cadaveric or living-donor transplantation depending on the source of the donor organ.

Living-donor renal transplants are further characterized as genetically related living-related or nonrelated living-unrelated transplants, depending on whether a biological relationship exists between the donor and recipient.

The first cadaveric kidney transplantation in the United States was performed on June 17, 1950, on Ruth Tucker, a 44yearold woman with polycystic kidney disease, at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois.