Sunday, July 9, 2023

Apollo celebrates 500+ Solid Organ Transplants milestone

Apollo Navi Mumbai has performed 327 kidney transplants, 200 liver transplants, and 8 heart transplants

Navi Mumbai, 7 July 2023:  Apollo Hospital Navi Mumbai is proud to announce that it has achieved a historic milestone by completing 535 solid organ transplants. This feat has been achieved due to the cutting-edge multi-organ transplantation program, one of the largest and most comprehensive at the Apollo Institutes of Transplant, at Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai. Beginning 2017, Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai has performed 327 kidney transplants, 200 liver transplants, and 8 heart transplants. Mr. Santosh Marathe, Regional CEO - Western Region, Apollo Hospitals said, “Apollo has always been a pioneer in healthcare, and this milestone is a testament to our commitment to saving lives. Our 535 transplants including 18 kidney transplants and 12 liver transplants from International Markets are not just a number; it signifies the gift of life, the joy of families reuniting, and patients getting a second chance at life. Apollo’s transplant program is a beacon of hope with each patient whose life has been saved or improved through a transplant becoming a source of great pride and motivation for the entire Apollo family. We will continue to work relentlessly to make organ transplantation more accessible to ensure that no life is lost due to the unavailability of organs.”

Dr. Prof. Darius Mirza, Lead Consultant Liver and HPB Program, Apollo Hospitals Western Region expressed his immense pride and satisfaction at this achievement, “Organ transplantation is life-saving for patients with advanced organ disease, and substantially improving the quality of life for these patients. At Apollo, the Liver Transplant Department has always strived for excellence. With 200 liver transplants under our belt, of which 65 have been performed in children, we are making significant strides in combating liver disease and offering our patients a chance at a healthier and more fulfilling life. Our multi-disciplinary approach ensures that we leave no stone unturned in providing the best care and ensuring successful outcomes for our liver transplant patients.”

Dr. Amol Kumar Patil, Sr Consultant, Urology, Uro –Oncology, Kidney Transplant & Robotic Surgery, Apollo Hospital Navi Mumbai said, “Our kidney transplant program at Apollo has been a cornerstone in transforming the lives of patients with renal failure. Through innovation, dedication, and unparalleled patient care, we have successfully completed over 300 kidney transplants. Each procedure signifies a renewed lease of life and embodies our unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of our patients.”

 Dr. Sanjeev Jadhav, Consultant, CVTS, Heart & Lung Transplant Surgery Apollo Hospital Navi Mumbai said, “Performing heart transplants is a delicate medical procedure that demands precision, expertise, and compassion. At Apollo, we are dedicated to giving hope and new beginnings to patients with heart failure. Each heart transplant we perform is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the relentless pursuit of medical excellence that defines our team.”

Organ transplants, especially cadaver organ transplants are vital in a country like India where there is a high demand for organ donations. The significance of Apollo’s 500 transplant milestone is underscored by the fact that every year, over 500,000 people in India need an organ transplant, including 40,000 needing a liver transplant and around 200,000 needing a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, only about 5% of this demand is met due to a shortage of organs and limited access to transplantation services, and thousands lose their lives waiting for a life-saving transplant. 

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