Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, yesterday conducted its first ever Kidney Transplant which has put the hospital in the league with other hospitals in the country that offer kidney transplant services.
The procedure was carried out on a 56-year- old man whose new Kidney was donated to him by his 26-year old nephew in a life-saving procedure which took two and half hours was the first of its kind in the tertiary institution.
According to the Vanguard, the elated Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Wale Oke spoke on the feat saying that the successful kidney transplant was part of the state government’s promises to deliver excellent healthcare services to the people of Lagos State.
The leader of the transplant team, a Consultant Nephrologist, Dr. Jacob Awobusuyi, said the initiative was conceived three years ago.
“Before the operation, both the 56-year-old recipient and the 26-year-old donor who was the patient’s nephew expressed concern. But after the operation they were both fine,” he said.