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In a first, a successful liver transplant was conducted on a 45-year-old patient after receiving the liver from a donor after his cardiac death - what is called as 'Donation After Cardiac Death' or DCD in New Delhi hospital.
Usually, organ transplants in the country are done from brain dead donors where the blood circulation is intact, cells are normally perfused and organs are still functioning at the cellular level. In case of DCD, blood supply to the organ is briefly absent, causing ischemia. Unlike kidneys which have long warm ischemia time of about 2 hours, the challenge in liver transplant is shorter ischemia time of 30 minutes requiring the graft to be re-perfused very fast.
There have been reported cases of DCD of the kidney in India but none for the liver as it involves a greater degree of complexities, making it more challenging. The success of this case also demonstrates the growing capabilities and expertise of our Indian surgeons. India has lagged behind in such surgeries due to the reluctance of families to donate organs but now such donations are progressing.


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Thanks plexus MD for providing such valuable information .
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Which Hosp in Delhi?
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