Kidney Transplant in Bangladesh
When you have kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), you either need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live. Kidney transplant is considered the best treatment option for people facing kidney failure because it can increase your chances of living a longer, healthier life. Having a kidney transplant can be a life-changing opportunity. You may get a kidney transplant when your kidneys are close to failure, before you need to start dialysis. Or you may start dialysis while you wait for a kidney transplant.
Kidney transplant surgery is considered safe, and is usually very successful. A successful kidney transplant depends on how healthy you are before the transplant, taking care of yourself after your transplant, and closely following your doctors’ orders after the transplant.
Bangladesh’s kidney transplant programme has been active for over five years and they have done close to 400 kidney transplants.
Transplantation at Kidney Foundation Hospital
- From September 2006 until September 2017, this hospital successfully performed 408 kidney transplant with 98% success rate.
- The overall expenditure of surgery and postoperative care is only Taka 260000.00(US $ 3000.00).
- Regular follow up is provided at out-patient every Saturday.
- OPD fee is only Taka100.00/ patient /visit (US $ 1.2) for dialysis and transplant patients and their laboratory fee reduced to 50% and free for poor.
Types Of Kidney Transplant?
- Deceased-donor kidney transplant
- Living-donor kidney transplant
- Preemptive kidney transplant
Evaluation Process of Kidney Transplant
After you’ve selected a transplant center, you’ll be evaluated to determine whether you meet the center’s eligibility requirements for a kidney transplant.
The team at the transplant center will assess whether you:
- Are healthy enough to have surgery and tolerate lifelong post-transplant medications
- Have any medical conditions that would interfere with transplant success
- Are willing and able to take medications as directed and follow the suggestions of the transplant team
The evaluation process may take several days and includes:
- A thorough physical exam
- Imaging studies, such as X-ray, MRI or CT scans
- Blood tests
- Psychological evaluation
- Any other necessary testing as determined by your doctor
After your evaluation, your transplant team will discuss the results with you and tell you whether you’ve been accepted as a kidney transplant candidate. Each transplant center has its own eligibility criteria. If you aren’t accepted at one transplant center, you may apply to others.