Integrated Liver Care

First Liver Transplant without using Blood or Blood Products in Jehovah's witnesses

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Dr. Sonal Asthana

Lead Consultant- HPB & Liver Transplant Surgery
Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru

Live Donor Liver Transplant in Jehovah’s Witnesses, from Nigeria

In 2020- Patient suffering from end-stage liver disease received live liver transplant with brother as donor
In yet another commitment to saving lives using the latest technologies in medical treatment, Aster CMI Hospital Bangalore successfully performed India’s first live liver transplant on Jehovah’s Witnesses from Nigeria.

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The surgery was challenging compared to a normal liver transplant because in order to protect the patient’s religious beliefs, the medical team could not use blood or blood products (Fresh frozen plasma, Cryoprecipitate, Platelets etc). Very few such surgeries have been successfully conducted worldwide.