India Transplant Day was met with exciting news: India now is one of the leading nations for Organ Donation- which until recently was a very limited option for those suffering from renal failure, among other organs now being transplanted. The e-publication from the Economic Times: ET Healthworld.com cites a report from the Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who shared that now India ranks Third, behind only the U.S. and China in organ donations. While a huge accomplishment, the Minister reflected on how India still has a long way to go.
The Vattikuti Foundation has long been a supporter of Organ Transplantation, funding the successful research for Robotic Kidney Transplantation With Regional Hypothermia (RKT) at Medanta, the Medicity, in India and at the Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, in Detroit, among other global institutions. We are very pleased to see the progress happening in India to make these life-saving procedures possible. With the RKT technique, patients have been reported in published journal articles to recover much faster and have less post-op pain than those undergoing traditional, open kidney transplants.
"The Vattikuti Foundation remains committed to helping support minimally invasive surgical procedures that benefit patients and surgeons. We express our gratitude to the Indian governmental and surgical leaders who are guiding the Indian public towards the life-saving options that Organ Donation- and organ transplants provide," says Foundation CEO Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, a longtime Kidney Transplant Surgeon himself.