Successful living donor liver transplant of seven patients was performed at the SIUT (Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation) in the previous week. The transplant surgeries were jointly performed by visiting two surgeons from Iran with their three counterparts from SIUT. Iranian surgeons from Shiraz visited SIUT and carried out similar surgeries.
All the surgeries which were performed were free of cost as a part of Institute philosophy to provide all treatment "free with dignity" The patients included two minors with the age group ranging between 10 and 11 while remaining patients were adults.
All the patients represented the low-income group who had traveled from Southern Punjab, Baluchistan and interior Sindh. They were in no position to bear the heavy cost of liver transplant surgeries privately.
Giving the details the hospital sources said donors were the mother, husband, and the sibling who are now doing well, the hospital sources said. The kidney transplantation is the flagship of SIUT as they have carried over 5000 procedures ever since the program initiated in 1985.