The third successful Liver transplant of Organ Transplant Unit of BADAS, Bangladesh

The third successful Liver transplant of Organ Transplant Unit of BADAS (Bangladesh Diabetic Samity) was done on February 13,2020. The Transplant performed by a joint team of Ibrahim cardiac Hospital & Research Institute (ICHRI)& BIRDEM General Hospital. Transplant done at the newly equipped liver transplant facility of Organ Trans plant unit. Thirty-member team, headed by Prof. Mohammad Ali, chief liver transplant Surgeon performed the transplant in 11 hours.

Mrs. Jahan Ara Begum (52) from Comilla was the recipient. She had been suffering from Liver cirrhosis due to Non-Alcoholic Steato Hepatitis (NASH). Received treatment in different hospitals & ultimately reached end stage liver disease. Liver transplant was the last hope for her survival. Her beloved youngest son, advocate Mr. Shoriful Islam (29) donated right half of his liver and created a history in Bangladesh offering new life to a mother by a son. Mr. Shoriful Islam (Donor)has uneventful recovery & left Hospital on February 27,2020. Mrs. Jahan Ara Begum (Recipient) also recovered well and left the hospital on March 18,2020. Her hepatic functional profile and other parameters are well maintained. Mr. Shoriful Islam is also going to join his usual judiciary profession. Both the recipient, donor and their family members expressed gratitude to Liver transplant team members, authority of BADAS, ICHRI & BIRDEM General Hospital for the successful liver transplantation.

Dept. of Hepato-Biliary- Pancreatic Surgery, BIRDEM General Hospital played the key role to organize the multidisciplinary liver transplant team. Dept. of Anesthesiology, Critical care Medicine, Transfusion medicine, Imaging, GHPD BIRDEM Hospital, Dept. of Anesthesiology & Imaging of ICHRI participated. Doctors from Max super specialty Hospital, New Delhi, India headed by Prof Subash Gupta helped in the transplant. A team of doctors from Dhaka Medical College Hospital & Sheikh Russell Gastro liver institute also participated.

A press conference was held at BIRDEM Auditorium on February 20, 2020. Professor Dr. AK Azad Khan, President of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BADAS) presided. Md. Sayef Uddin. Secretary General, BADAS, Prof Zafar A Latif, DG, BIRDEM General Hospital & Prof. M. A. Rashid, CEO(ICHRI) also attended the press conference. Honorable Attorney General of Bangladesh Mr. Mahbubey Alam, was the chief guest. He congratulated BADAS for the third successful liver transplant in Bangladesh. In his remarkable speech, he highlighted on the organ donation and urged people to come forward like his colleague advocate Shoriful Islam to donate part of liver to their relatives as lifesaving gesture.

It may me mentioned that the first successful Liver transplant of Bangladesh done at BIRDEM General Hospital on June 3,2010 & the 2nd Liver transplant on August 6,2011 in the same institute. Equipped liver transplant facility of Organ Transplant Unit of BADAS established jointly by Government of the people’s Republic of Bangladesh & BADAS. This highly specialized center will continue the liver transplant program with minimum cost, so that our people can get the service at their own soil.

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