Jupiter Hospital in Pune, Maharashtra, has achieved a significant milestone by successfully performing a living donor liver transplantation without the need for blood transfusion. The procedure was necessitated when a 52-year-old man with end-stage liver disease required a transplant. His wife donated a portion of her liver to save his life. Traditionally, living donor liver transplantations have presented challenges such as significant blood loss and the need for subsequent blood transfusions. However, the liver transplant team at Jupiter Hospital conducted the entire operation without resorting to blood transfusion, setting a new standard in liver transplant surgeries and improving patient outcomes. The 12-hour surgery, performed on December 4, was a success, and the patient did not require ventilation post-surgery.
Dr. Abhishek Yadav, the director of HPB surgery and liver transplant surgeon at Jupiter Hospital, praised the collaborative effort and expertise of the medical team involved in the breakthrough. He emphasized that this achievement not only showcased the technical prowess of the surgeons but also highlighted the hospital’s commitment to advancing patient care standards. This groundbreaking procedure marks a significant advancement in the treatment of end-stage liver diseases and offers hope to patients in need of a liver transplant.