First time ever split liver transplant in India

liver-splitIndraprastha Apollo Hospitals performed First time ever split liver transplant wherein both the parts of the liver were given to two adult recipients.

Chief Liver Surgeon, said that in split liver transplant, the intention is to use the single liver for two patients. Unfortunately because the two parts are not equal, surgeons use the right half for an adult patient and the other half for a small child.

Cadaveric organs continue to be in short supply and therefore every effort must be made to use these donated organs in as many needy recipients , said Dr.Gupta