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Father donates kidney to his son and specialists of IMSS Yucatán save the boy’s life

by Magali Alvarez
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The surgeries were performed on February 8, at the High Specialty Medical Unit (UMAE) in Mérida, it lasted four hours.

The donor was discharged 48 hours after the operation, while the recipient returned home after one week.

Specialists from the High Specialty Medical Unit (UMAE), of the Mexican Institute of Social Security in Yucatan, successfully performed a kidney transplant on a 35-year-old beneficiary named Josué N. who had terminal renal failure, and who, thanks to his father’s kidney donation, Mr. Juan N., 62, will currently enjoy a better quality of life.

After five months of specialized examinations in adherence to the evaluation protocol for transplantation, the surgical procedure for the extraction of the healthy kidney and its transplantation was carried out, which took place on February 8, with a duration of four hours. Under strict sanitary guidelines and in full supervision by the Institute’s multidisciplinary team of health personnel, who managed to save his life.

The department head of the UMAE Transplant Unit, Dr. Jorge Martínez Ulloa, explained that this case is considered a success due to the excellent results in both patients, in addition to the fact that early kidney transplantation is a surgical procedure with multiple advantages, such as that of avoiding prior hemodialysis:

“What is relevant in this case is that the patient avoided the need for dialysis by agreeing to an early or pre-dialysis transplant.

The advantages of this early transplant are that it avoids complications associated with dialysis, there is a low incidence of delayed kidney function once transplanted, the risk of rejection is lower and finally there is a better survival of the transplanted kidney. Likewise, I highlight the promptness of the referral of the patient as well as the transplant”, added Martínez Ulloa.
Dr. Martínez also highlighted the multidisciplinary work carried out by the UMAE medical staff, who performed both procedures simultaneously. With this surgery, there are already nine transplants so far in 2023, in this High Specialty Medical Unit:

“Many health professionals are involved, including surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses in two simultaneous operating rooms. One surgical team begins with the removal of the kidney, while the other surgical team prepares the transplant site. We have minutes to do the transplant and that he be out of the body for the shortest possible time without blood circulation”, said Martínez Ulloa.

For his part, Dr. Roberto Abraham Betancourt Ortiz, director of the High Specialty Medical Unit (UMAE) in Mérida, expressed his appreciation for the work and effort made by the entire team at this hospital, as well as all those who make it possible this type of transplants, since they offer many patients a new opportunity for life.

After being discharged five days after his surgery, Josué left on his own two feet and little by little resumed his life:
“Today I am very happy and I want to share it with you. I have no words to tell my father that I love him and thank you for this chance at life, and I know he is a warrior, thanks to him I am here and we are fighting. I am grateful to the IMSS, grateful to the doctors and nurses,” added the patient.

Josué’s father, who received his medical discharge just 48 hours after donating his left kidney, emphasized that this act of love is also possible thanks to the excellent care they received from the entire team that makes up the Insurance Society in Yucatan.

“Grateful to the institution because the attention was very good, I speak from the one who gave us the appointment, he took our blood pressure, it weighs us down, all the people are very attentive throughout this process. I want to thank

the entire medical staff, Dr. Martínez and the opportunity that he gave me as a father to help my son”, he commented.

Josué and his father are currently recovering satisfactorily and are being monitored to monitor their evolution.

It is important to note that all donation and transplant procedures are carried out in strict adherence to biosafety protocols to reduce the risk of infections.
It should be remembered that to be a voluntary donor of organs and tissues, any person who wishes to do so can consult the IMSS website at the link: http://www.imss.gob.mx/salud-en-linea/donacion-organos where the interested person can register to be accredited as a voluntary donor.

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