Six patients given new lease on life

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE
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KARACHI: Six patients, including two children aged three and 13 years, diagnosed with liver failure received a new lease on life when they were successfully operated upon by a joint team of surgeons from Iran and the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT). All the donors were close blood relatives of the recipients.

A team of Iranian surgeons from the Ibne Sina Centre in Shiraz, Iran, were visiting as part of a collaborative programme between the two medical institutions. So far, 15 living donor liver transplants have been carried out successfully under this initiative.

This is part of a regular feature that was organised under the Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation and aimed at sharing expertise and enhancing professional skills of doctors. The Shiraz Centre of Transplantation is one of the largest liver transplant centres in the region. Continue reading
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