A kidney transplant is used to treat kidney failure (end-stage kidney disease), a condition in which your kidneys can function at only a fraction of normal capacity. Patients suffering from Kidney Failure have to under dialysis atleast 2-3 times in a week or they have to find a suitable donor and then proceed for kidney transplant surgery.
Common causes of end-stage kidney disease include:
Chronic, uncontrolled high blood pressure
Chronic glomerulonephritis — an inflammation and eventual scarring of the tiny filters within your kidneys (glomeruli)
Polycystic kidney disease
Sometimes kidney disease can be managed with diet, medication and treatment for the underlying cause. If despite these steps your kidneys still can't filter your blood adequately, you might be a candidate for a kidney transplant or have to undergo regular dialysis to clean the blood. Patients who have raised levels of Serum Urea or Serum Creatinine are normally advised to undergo dialysis. Once a dialysis is started then the chances of recovering on your own recede significantly. One must attempt to reverse the kidney disease through diet, exercise and medication before deciding to opt for Hemodialysis. Once a patient starts on dialysis then the only option left is either to continue on dialysis or to go for kidney transplant surgery.
A near-relative (spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings, parents and grandparents) needs permission of the doctor in-charge of the transplant center to donate their kidney.
A non-related donor needs permission of an Authorization Committee established by the state to donate his kidney.
If a compatible living donor isn't available, your name will be placed on a waiting list for a deceased-donor kidney. Because there are fewer available kidneys than there are people waiting for a transplant, the waiting list continues to grow. The waiting time for a deceased-donor kidney is usually a few years.
Paired kidney donation may be an option if you've found someone willing to donate a kidney, but the donor's blood and tissue aren't compatible with yours. Rather than donating a kidney directly to you, your donor may give a kidney to a person whose blood and tissue is compatible with the donor's kidney, and you receive a kidney from that transplantee's donor.
In kidney transplant surgery once the matching is done then the patient and the donor are admitted to the hospital. The Urologist will extract one kidney from the donor and remove the diseased kidney of the recipient. The donated kidney is then put in place of the diseased kidney. Special medicines are used to prevent the rejection of the transplanted kidney. The donor and the recipient both have to be very careful about the kidney health as both of them now have only one kidney.
The cost of kidney transplant surgery in India is in the range of USD 10000-15000 which includes the cost for the donor and the recipient. However the costs could vary depending upon the general health of the recipient and the co-morbidities present.
Special medications are used more often than not to prevent the rejection of the kidney and the cost of these medications are in the range of USD 2000-3000 depending on the brand of the medicine.
The hospital stay for the donor is around 1-3 days and the hospital stay for the recipient is around 15 days
The patient needs to be under the observation of the nephrologist even after discharge from the hospital to make sure that nothing goes wrong and if there is any kind of problem then it is managed properly and in time to prevent the rejection of the transplanted kidney. Since both the donor and the recipient have only one kidney their health needs to be under constant observation of a nephrologist so that any kind of problem can be detected at an early stage and proper treatment is administered to eradicate the disease from the body.
There are many touts in the Indian market who would promise to get you a donor for a price, you must stay clear of such people as this is an illegal act in India and both the recipient and the tout could land in trouble.
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