Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Thursday, successfully carried out a kidney transplant on a 56-year-old man in Lagos. The surgery was reportedly took two-and-half hours, while the kidney was donated by a 26-year-old. LASUTH Chief Medical Director, Professor Wale Oke, said the successful kidney transplant was part of the state government’s promises to deliver excellent healthcare services to the people of the state. He said the recipient and the donor are in good health. Dr. Jacob Awobusuyi, a consultant Nephrologist, who led the operating team, said they conceived the idea three years ago. He said gaining the confidence of the recipient and the donor was tough initially. “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.
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