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Organ Transplant


									Organ Transplant

Liver Transplant

Kidney Transplant

Bone Marrow Transplant

Kidney Transplant

       Kidney transplant is a surgical procedure in which a kidney from either a healthy living donor or
deceased donor (cadaver) is implanted in to the renal failure patient.

The Kidney Transplant Program at our hospitals is a very active program with a well established team
being involved in Multi-organ transplants.

Our hospitals provide a comprehensive array of services in our transplant program including steroid free
immunosuppressant, potential for laparoscopic donor nephrectomy as well as living kidney donor

        As deceased (cadaver) donor kidney transplants are restricted to Indian citizens, international
patients are only able to undergo living kidney donor transplantation. Patients are required to bring
their own potential kidney donor

        Criteria for being a donor

•       Donor has to be either Sibling (Brother or Sister) Parent, Spouse (Wife or Husband).
•       Donors should have no significant medical condition that will increase the risk of surgery or
kidney failure.

•       The donor must be above 21yr old and mentally competent to be counseled

•       Should give voluntary informed consent for kidney donation.

Tissue and blood group incompatibility or sensitized recipients are not barriers to transplantation and
will have to be assessed and counseled on an individual basis.

Ideally, inaddition, patients must be certified fitfor surgery and transplantationby their own kidney
specialist back home.

•       A medical report regarding the medical condition and treatmentof the patient is required.

        Patients who wish to undergo kidney transplantation as a treatment for their chronic kidney
disease stage-V should not have the following conditions:

•       Coronary artery disease, which has not been treated by angioplasty or coronary bypass in the
last 6 months.

•      Any other significant cardiovascular or respiratory diseases that place the patient at high risk of
death and complications.

•       Recent history of cancer/ stroke with significant disability

•       Untreated infections e.g. hepatitis B or C.

•       Significant liver disease e.g. chronic active viral hepatitis and cirrhosis

•       Active psychiatric illness

•       Recent history of non-compliance or substance abuse
        Finally, as kidney transplantation is a long-term commitment, it is absolutely essential that the
recipient and donor of the kidney transplant confirm that they will have access to long-term care and
follow-up after transplantation by a qualified kidney specialist who is accredited to care for patients with
transplants and their donors.

        Standard process for kidney transplant (Flow Chart)

        Part - I (This may take a period of 45-60 days)

•       Patient/Donor arrives at the airport

•       They are picked up from the airport and put in guest house

•       Next day they have consultation with the doctor

•      All the documents are reviewed and checked and the medical investigations are carried out on
the donor and the recipient

•       Once the donor and the recipient are found medically fit for the transplant the legal documents
are presented to the hospital ethics committee

•       After their approval the letter is sent to the Embassy of the patient in India for granting the NOC.
On receipt of the NOC the Internal Transplant Committee reviews the case and gives green signal for the

•       An appointment is booked with the Government Ethics Committee for the Interview with the

•        The donor/patient are interviewed by the Ethics Committee and the Ethics committee send the
letter to the respective embassy to re-confirm the NOC given by them

•        Having received the re-confirmation letter from embassy the Ethics committee gives approval
for the transplant

•       After obtaining the NOC from the Ethics committee the patient and the donor is admitted in the
hospital for the medical examination and the transplant.
        Part II

•        After the successful completion of the Transplant the donor may get discharged in 7-10 days and
stays in the nearby hotel

•       The recipient needs to stay 3-4-weeks (or as advised by the doctor) for the observation and

What is medical tourism?

 Medical tourism, also known as health tourism or health travel, is a term that describes travelling to a
foreign country for medical, dental, or cosmetic treatment. It involves the benefit of cost effective
treatment, private medical care, in collaboration with the tourism industry. The concept of medical
tourism is fast growing in India and people from different part of the world are choosing India as their
desired destination.

Why Choose India?

Medical tourism is a rapidly growing sector in India and millions of medical tourists from all over the
world have come here to experience a world-class healthcare service.

In 2010, about 600,000 patients travelled to India from over 30 countries for treatment, including the
USA, Canada, UK, Russia, the Middle East and Africa.

According to a study by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on healthcare, after software, the
medical tourism industry is poised to be the next big success story in India. It has predicted that the
industry will grow to earn additional revenue of $2.3 billion by 2012 and will soon account for a major
share of the country’s revenue.

There are several reasons behind this tremendous growth:

Patients come to India to get specialized treatments not available in their home country. Indian hospitals
excel in performing complex cardiac surgeries, kidney transplants, bone marrow transplants, orthopedic
surgeries, infertility treatments amongst their wide repertoire.

India provides world-class quality treatments at a fraction of the priceof developed countries. The cost
of medical treatment in India is generally one tenth of western countries and among the cheapest in
India has state of the art medical institutes and hospitals of international standards with highly qualified
medical professionals.

These centers are backed by high quality equipment and technology. This fusion of highly qualifiedstaff
assisted by the latest equipment gives India the edge over other countries.

With hospitals and clinics in every region including urban, semi-urban, or rural parts of the country, India
has ample choice in terms of preferred destinations.

In countries such as Canada and the UK, patients almost always have to wait weeks and sometimes
months to avail of medical treatments. In India the consultations with the doctors are prompt and
patients receive a turnaround to their treatment plan at a quicker pace.

As English is a commonly spoken language in India, the patient will be comfortable communicating with
the doctors.

Medical tourists find that the cost of their treatment (including the return airfare, holiday and
accommodation) leaves them with a total bill substantially less than they would have spent just on
having the procedure in the UK.

Why Arman

There are several concerns that flicker in the minds of the foreigners who come for treatment to India,
particularly for first time fliers. The first among them is which hospital to choose for their treatment.

India is flooded with hospitals, medical centers and hotels which have their websites that attract the
foreign patients. This makes them even more confused and the complexity of decision making becomes
a challenging task.

We, at Arman can address all these concerns and issues by acting as intermediary with hospitals, clinics,
surgeons, hotels.

Arman is a healthcare facilitator that has painstakingly brought together highly qualified professionals
and hospitals of repute and health care providers.

We take the responsibility of screening the hospitals by checking their track record, accreditations,
associations and have partnered with the best internationally accredited hospitals in India.

Arman update and monitor our network of hospitals on a regular basis and maintain a database on the
hospital’s certifications, type of facilities and other factors critical in choosing a medical center.

Arman also negotiate a lower price from the hospital which foreign patients would not get by directly
approaching the hospitals This helps the patient to save a lot on the medical procedure costs
We provide assistance with logistics, documentations, permits and other travel arrangements required
for medical tourism.

Our coordinators are highly trained to foresee every need of the patient and make the entire process
hassle free from start to finish. They help the patient plan his medical procedures before leaving home,
and schedules all his appointments, surgery, treatments and plans for recuperation.

This in turn helps the patient to choose the hospital according to his convenience and also get a clear
picture of the cost of treatment, accommodation beforehand that helps them to arrange their finance.

We are aware that a lot of trust is put in our hands and ensure that this trust is well placed by serving
each patient individually with care and comfort.

How We Work

Patient query received by the patient himself or his doctor/ hospital.

This query along with medical reports is forwarded to the concerned hospitals to get expert opinions

After the hospitals respond, we create a package for the patient which includes recommendation on the
treatments, duration of stay, and the costs involved.

The patient reviews the various options presented to him and makes a decision based on budget and
the line of treatment recommended by the doctors. Occasionally, a patient may clarify his concerns or
questions he may have regarding the treatment with the doctor by telephone.

In liaison with the patients, Arman representatives will make prior bookings with the hospital, airlines,

Patient travels and checks into hospital to start the treatment. We provide assistance through out your
stay in the hospital which include pre and post opeartive care.

Once fit and able to travel, the patient if wishes can enjoy the vast tourist destinations within India
before returning to their home country fully rejuvenated. (at an additional cost)(ebranding/mum/ts/19)

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