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Renal Transplantation

Gift of Life

About us

Maharaja Agrasen Hospital was founded by MAH hospital Charitable Trust on 15th August 1991 with 63 beds and now it has grown to 380 bedded centrally Air-conditioned fully Computerized Multi Super specialty Teaching Institute.


To establish a chain of Maharaja Agrasen Hospitals, to provide quality Medical Care at an affordable price irrespective of caste, creed, religion and sex.


  • To provide quality care & community services to uplift the societies at large.
  • To give Medical Education & Training
  • Give “Free” Medical Aid to deserving poor human beings irrespective of caste, creed, religion & sex.

Our Policy & Motto


  • Best Quality Patient Care
  • Judicious use of Drugs & appropriate Interventions
  • Highest standards of Medical Ethics
  • Maintain highest standards of Hygiene & cleanliness

Another unit of 80 bedded multi specialty Hospital in Dwarka, is also under construction and is likely to be commissioned shortly. The hospital will cater to the densely populated Dwarka sub-city near the International Airport, New Delhi.


Hospital has a Dialysis unit with 30 Dialysis machines working in 4 shifts. More than 2300 dialysis are being carried out every month. The Dialysis unit also offers facility for Haemodialysis CAPD and CRRT. The cost of entire dialysis procedure has been kept nominal. The department has been actively engaged in research programmes & CMEs. Most of our patients are doing very well even after so many years on Dialysis treatment and few of them have undergone kidney transplantation. In view of the above we have recently introduced Kidney transplantation facility in our hospital to serve these patients.

We have a very dedicated faculty comprising of:

Nephrology Team Transplant Surgery Team
1- Dr. Dinesh Mittal (MD, DM)
Sr. Consultant – Nephrology
1- Dr. H. S. Bhatiyal (MS, MCh (AIIMS) (Urol.) FICS
Senior Kidney Transplant Surgeon
2- Dr. Sandeep Rastogi (MD, DM)
Consultant – Nephrology
2- Dr. Vineet Narang (MS, DNB (Surg), DNB (Urol.)
Consultant Urologist and Transplant Surgeon



When an individual's kidneys fail, three treatment options are available: Haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation. Many patients feel that a successful kidney transplant provides a better quality of life because it allows greater freedom and often is associated with increased energy levels and a less restricted diet. In making a decision about whether this is the best treatment for you, you may find it helpful to talk to people who already have had a kidney transplant. You also need to speak to your doctor, nurse and family members.

What is a Kidney Transplant?

A kidney transplant is an operation in which a person whose own kidneys have failed, receives a new kidney to take over the work of cleaning the blood.

Did you know?

  • There are currently over 110,00 people waiting for an organ donation
  • The largest group waiting is from 18-49 years of age
  • Every 48 hours a person dies waiting for an Organ Donation .
  • An average of 18 people die each day while on the waiting list for an organ donation
  • Organs and tissues from a single non-living donor can be used to benefit more than 50 people
  • Living donors can donate a kidney and parts of their liver, lung, pancreas, or intestine
  • Living donors can be evaluated to help a friend, family member or even donate anonymously to patients on the wait list

Why do we need an Organ Donation Registry?

Life is too precious to be lost to an organ failure. But millions have lost their lives when a vital organ failed to function in their body. The fact is medical advances in the field of transplant immunology; surgical management and organ preservation have made the transplantation of vital organs possible. Thus providing a viable approach to the management of diseases that cause irreversible organ failure. So, all you need to know and do is pledge for donation and help precious lives from being lost before their time.

Who can be a Renal Donor?

Kidneys for transplantation come from two sources i.e. living and Deceased donors

Living Donors: Kidney can be donated by a family member, spouse or friend who is compatible and willing to donate. As per Indian Transplant Law, a person below 18 years of age (minor) can not be considered as a donor. Though no upper age limit has been defined by the law for living donors, but as per hospital policy, we usually accept donors up to the age of 65 years. But irrespective of age the medical suitability of the donor is the most important. Approval of the authorization committee, appointed by the government, is mandatory to undergo transplant surgery.

Deceased Donors: Persons who have suffered brain death and family members have consented to donate their organs. Maharaja Agrasen Hospital has the facilities and technical expertise for cadaveric multi-organ procurement and transplantation.

What is Brain Death?

It is the irreversible and permanent cessation of all brain functions. Brain can no longer send messages to the body to perform vital functions like breathing, sensation, obeying commands etc. Such persons are kept on artificial support (ventilation) to maintain oxygenation of organs so that the organs are in healthy condition until they are removed. Most cases of brain death are the end result of head injuries, brain tumors patients from Intensive care units. Organs of such patients can be transplanted in organ failure patients to provide them a new lease of life.

Who can give consent for organ donation after brain death?

Donors who have during their lifetime consented for organ donation in writing in the presence of two witnesses (at least one of whom is a near relative), should carry their donor cards with them and also express their wishes to their near and dear ones. In case of no such consent or donor pledge form was filled before death, then the authority to give consent for organ donation lies with the person lawfully in possession of the dead body.

When do you know you need a transplant?

The symptoms of kidney failure vary widely by different causes of the kidney failure, severity of the condition, and the other body systems that are affected.

  • Most people have no symptoms at all in the early stages of the disease, because the kidneys are able to compensate so well for the early impairment in their function. Others have symptoms that are mild, subtle, or vague. Obvious symptoms appear only when the condition has become severe or even critical.
  • Kidney failure is not painful, even when severe, although there may be pain from damage to other systems.
  • Some types of kidney failure cause fluid retention. However, severe dehydration (fluid deficiency) can also cause kidney failure.
  • Fluid retention – Puffiness of face, swelling of arms and legs, shortness of breath (due to fluid collection in the lungs, called pulmonary edema).
  • Dehydration – Thirst, heart rate (tachycardia), dry mucous membranes (such as inside the mouth and nose), feeling weak or lethargic.

Other common symptoms of kidney failure and end-stage renal disease include the following:

  • Urinating less than usual
  • Urinary problems – Frequency, urgency
  • Bleeding – Due to impaired clotting, from any site
  • Easy bruising
  • Fatigue & Confusion
  • Edema
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain – In the muscles, joints, flanks or chest
  • Bone pain or fractures
  • Pale skin (from anemia)

Histopathology and Immunology Testing:

The hospital is equipped with leading labs which with all the latest technology to do immunological tests for transplantation. We have trained pathologists to provide support for the accurate diagnosis of rejection and renal pathology.

  • Histopathology with specialized stains for Immune florescence and Immunochemistry
  • HLA and cross matching
  • C4d Antibodies staining
  • Monitoring drug levels after transplant

What is legal position on Organs Donations?

It is legal by law. The government of India has enacted the "transplantation of human organs act 1994" in Feb. 1995, which has allowed organ donation and legalized brain death.

Can organs be removed after Death at home?

No. It can only be removed when a person is brain dead in the hospital and is immediately put on a ventilator and other life support systems. After death at home, only eyes and tissues can be removed.

Will I need to follow a special Diet?

Kidney transplants, like other treatments for kidney failure, often require following special diet guidelines. If you were on dialysis before, you may find this new diet less restricted. The length of time you must follow the special diet varies. Your progress will be followed closely, and your doctor and dietitian will change your diet as needed.




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