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Lagos University Teaching Hospital LASUTH carries out first kidney transplant, records success

LASUTH performed its first kidney transplant and recorded success with no complications.

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Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Thursday 12th of November conducted its first kidney transplant ever. The best part is, it was a success.

The patient requiring transplant was 56-year- old man and his donor was his 26-year-old nephew.

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The life-saving procedure took two and a half hours.

Leader of the transplant team, a Consultant Nephrologist, Jacob Awobusuyi, said the initiative was conceived three years ago.

“Before the operation, both the 56-year-old recipient and the 26-year-old donor who was the patient’s nephew expressed concern. But after the operation they were both fine,” he said.

This is great news both for the advancement of healthcare and the economy of Nigeria.

The costs incurred in travelling out for medical tourism would do more good if invested inwards.

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