Doobay Renal Centre seeking to partner with gov’t for kidney transplant surgeries

- need to get pre-operational care in order recognised

By Marcelle Thomas

The Doobay Renal Centre is hoping to partner with government on kidney transplants in the near future as part of its continued healthcare expansion.

However, Dr Alistair Ingram, Director of the Division of Nephrology at McMaster University in Canada—one of the not for profit’s biggest donor partners—says that given the fragility of patients during aftercare, meticulous plans would first have to be implemented to lower the odds of fatalities.

“We would like to see renal transplants started here. We would like to involve the Ministry of Health and the Georgetown Public Hospital but this must be done properly,” Ingram told Stabroek News.

“The actual operation itself is probably the simplest part. The identification of the donor and making sure that the donor is healthy enough to donate and the recipient is healthy enough to receive and the follow-up afterwards, those are the tricky parts and that is what needs to be in place,” he added.

Ingram was in Guyana recently as part of the Doobay Renal Centre’s continued medical volunteer programme with McMaster University.  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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