Current Sri Lankan Time: Oct 24, 2014 10:20:06 PM | 59149 Registered Members & Counting...     sign in | join now 
Tops.LK - Truly Sri Lankan! Tops!
Online TV & Radio Photo Galley Twitter FaceBook Youtube

Now Online: 30 Users, 0 Members:
Non-related kidney donation now possible

Kidney patients in Sri Lanka can obtain kidneys from live non-related donors and cadaveric donors without problem. It was earlier possible to obtain a kidney only from a relation, monk or a priest. The Government bears the entire cost of surgeries, a Health Ministry spokesman said.

According to the spokesman, the first ever non-related kidney donation and transplant was conducted at the Kandy Teaching Hospital where a 32-year-old father of two donated a kidney to a non-related war hero.

Both donor and recipient are in good health after surgery. There are 1,000 donors in the database. They have registered to donate kidneys for patients who need kidneys, the spokesman said.

Around 20 main Government hospitals now register kidney donors countrywide. The hospitals are Colombo National Hospital, Kalubowila, Ragama, Karapitiya, Kandy and Kurunegala Teaching Hospitals, Anuradhapura, Badulla and Ratnapura Provincial General Hospitals, Ampara, Kegalle, Negombo, Nawalapitiya, Matara, Dambulla and several District General Hospitals and Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital.

These hospitals have computer facilities to register the donors in the database, he said.

The new system will ease difficulties of kidney patients. The implementation of the National Organ Donor Program which includes transplantation of kidneys to patients with chronic kidney diseases is supported by the National Kidney Foundation of Sri Lanka and the Kidney Transplant Support Foundation, he added.

Courtesy: DailyNews

Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 07:44:29 LKT by

 Printer Friendly  3292 Article Reads.

Article Rating
Average Score: 5
Votes: 1



Please take a second and vote for this article:
Excellent  Very Good  Good  Regular  Bad    

"Non-related kidney donation now possible " | Login/Create an Account | 1 comment The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.

No Comments Allowed for Anonymous, please register

copy watches under 100 (Score: 1)
by Mulrine90 on Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 22:27:18 LKT
(User Info | Send a Message)
Internet marketing is the absolute right place to look for advice on ordering the choice duplicate. The primary answer why certainly replica rolex [www.rhodesbread.com] . quality replica watches [graduatepromotions.com] fake tag heuer online [www.mypetskeleton.com] is to be decided on over all means when acquiring a duplicate watches is seclusion that it offers a superior.



  • Singha Multimedia Creations, Your Total IT Solutions Partner. - Call +94 112 848 948
  • Feel the vibe of Sri Lankan Music & Programs on Mihila Radio
  • The Ultimate Place for Buy, Sell, Rent or Lease Any Property in Sri Lanka. Visit AnyAds.LK, Just One, Thousand Results - Call +94 112 848 948



Version 2.6 build 5642 Beta

Privacy Policy