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How to get a suitable donor for a kidney transplant?

Q: One of my friend's both kidneys have failed and wishes to get a transplant if a suitable donor is available. In this respect, where should I to contact, which hospital? Please advise me the hospitals availing kidney transplant in south India and also give me full details of hospital with such facilities.

A:Kidney transplantation is governed by organ transplantation act which allows kidney transplantation with kidney taken from close relatives like parents, siblings, children and spouse. Sale of kidney is prohibited by the act and is illegal. Your friend should look for compatible willing donors in his family. The most prominent hospitals doing kidney transplantation in South India are CMC Vellore, Apollo Hospital Chennai & Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad.

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