Acombined liver and kidney transplantation was carried out on a young soldier who was on regular hemodialysis for last one year. After the treatment he was blessed with a second life. Combined liver-kidney transplantation has been rarely performed in the country and this was a first for the Armed Forces. The other kidney was transplanted onto a retired soldier who was suffering from kidney failure. The corneas have been preserved for subsequent transplantation.
The organ donation and transplantation program at Army Hospital (R&R) has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2007. Armed Forces Organ Retrieval and Transplantation Authority (AORTA) coordinates all activities related to creating awareness on brain death and organ donation within the armed forces.
A total of 111 patients have been declared brain dead at Army Hospital (R&R) till date. Families of 86 of these 111 patients have been counseled for organ donation, out of which 41 relatives of the deceased have agreed to donate the organs of their loved ones. The donated organs and tissues (livers, kidneys, corneas and heart valves) have been successfully transplanted to the needy in armed forces.