Bangladesh recently conducted its second cadaveric kidney transplant, providing kidneys from a brain-dead individual to two patients in need. The surgeries took place at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and Kidney Foundation Hospital. The procedure, which began at 8:30 pm, is expected to last four and a half hours. However, no details were provided about the identity of the kidney donor or the recipients.
The donor, a 38-year-old man, was declared brain dead after receiving treatment for brain injuries at the hospital’s intensive care unit. He had been admitted five days earlier and was discharged after the treatment. This marks the second cadaveric kidney transplant at BSMMU, following a successful transplant on January 19, 2024. In that case, a 20-year-old girl named Sarah Islam donated her kidney to two women, with one recipient fully recovering while the other unfortunately did not survive.
This latest kidney transplant highlights the ongoing efforts in Bangladesh to provide life-saving kidney transplants to patients in need. The successful procedure brings hope to those awaiting organ donations and emphasizes the importance of organ donation in saving lives.