The Liver Transplant Department of Global Hospitals in Chennai, under Dr Mohammad Rela, has conducted liver transplant surgeries on a total of 12 patients. However, what’s special about these 12 is that they were done using only six livers from cadaver donors.
Shedding more light on the split liver transplant surgery, performed only by the Global Hospitals team in the country, Dr Rela told CE recently, “This surgery revolves around the tricky process of cutting a single liver into two appropriate slices, so that it can be used for two recipients, one child and one adult.”
Over three pairs of recipients, who had received transplants through this process, shared their experiences and thanked the team. Dr Rela, who had already conducted over 400 liver transplants during his time in London said, “If the Indian community embraces the idea of cadaver transplants and moves on from living donor transplant, then in the future, the split liver surgery can double the supply of livers in the country.”