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PKLI performs first-ever pancreatic and split liver transplants in Pakistan’s history


In a groundbreaking achievement, the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre (PKLI&RC) has made history by conducting the first-ever pancreatic and split liver transplants in the history of Pakistan.

The heroic act was made possible by the selfless donation of organs from 31-year-old Uzair bin Yasin from Rawalpindi, whose generosity saved the lives of seven patients, including three from PKLI.

After Uzair’s tragic brain death, his courageous family honored his wish to donate his organs, leading to the successful transplantation of his pancreas to 25-year-old Husnain from Lahore, and his liver to two recipients: Hamdan (six years old) from Kohat, diagnosed with liver failure, and Attiqueur Rehman (50 years old), fighting for his life in Lahore.

Chairman of the Board of Governors of PKLI, Prof Saeed Akthar, shared this remarkable news with media reporters, emphasizing the successful outcomes of the pioneering split liver and pancreatic transplants. The three recipients are currently in the process of recovery.

PKLI’s Dean, Prof Faisal Saud Dar, underscored the vital role played by the institute’s proficient team of medical experts in ensuring the success of these historic transplants. He also highlighted PKLI’s consistent expertise in organ transplants, having completed over 1,300 successful liver and kidney transplant surgeries, with 75% of patients benefiting from either free or highly subsidized treatment.

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