Kidney transplanted from posthumous donor for first time in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

The donor’s kidney worked immediately on the surgery table
19:30, 11 May 2021

Mykola Povoroznyk's Facebook page

For the first time in Kyiv, a kidney was transplanted from a posthumous donor. The First Deputy Head of the Kyiv City State Administration Mykola Povoroznyk announced this on his Facebook page.

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"At the end of last week, a kidney was transplanted posthumously for the first time at the Center of Nephrology and Dialysis of Kyiv Regional Council. It was given to a 40-year-old Kyiv citizen whose kidneys completely lost their function in 2016. The patient had been on a "waiting list" for a new organ for two months," Povoroznyk wrote.

It is reported that the donor for the recipient was a 57-year-old man who was admitted to the Kyiv Regional Hospital with a diagnosis of acute hemorrhagic stroke. Unfortunately, all attempts to save him were useless. The medical council diagnosed the patient with brain death, and his wife agreed to donate.

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The surgery began late in the evening on May 6 and lasted three hours. The donor’s kidney worked immediately on the surgery table.

"After such a complex surgery, it is difficult to make predictions, because the patient is still waiting for a long recovery process. However, today we can say that the patient's condition is stable," Povoroznyk added.

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Earlier, a kidney was transplanted for the first time on March 29 at the Kyiv City Center for Nephrology and Dialysis. The operation was successful.


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