Lack of medical infrastructure in Rwanda forces many a resident of the country suffering from renal diseases to seek kidney transplantation outside of their country. India, with its quality kidney transplant which costs much lower than in the West, offers Rwandans a new lease of life.
Kidney failure is best treated with a transplant. When kidneys lose their vital function to remove excess waste and fluid from the blood, the latter can accumulate to dangerous levels.
How much will it Cost?
â€˘ Package Cost in India: $19,600
â€˘ Inclusive of: One anti-rejection injection
â€˘ Average Kidney Transplant Costs in:
United States: $44,000
o Canada: $29,000
o United Kingdom : $29,000
â€˘ Your cost savings – India Vs:
United States: 55%
o Canada: 32%
o United Kingdom: 32%
Why is a Kidney Transplant Required?
â€˘ A kidney transplant is required for kidney failure treatment when the kidneys operate sub-optimally.
â€˘ End stage kidney diseases are usually a result of:
o Inflamed and scarred filters of your kidney (in a condition called chronic glomerulonephritis)
â€˘ When diet, medication, and other types of treatments fail to enable the kidneys to function properly, you may be considered a candidate for kidney transplant.
What are Its Risks and Complications?
Some of the risks of a kidney transplant are:
â€˘ Clotting of blood
â€˘ Blockage of or leakage from the ureters which connect the kidney with the bladder
â€˘ Bodyâ€™s rejection of the new kidney
â€˘ Donated kidneyâ€™s failure
What are the Laws for Renal Transplant in India?
Rwandans considering India for a transplant should be aware of the following rules applicable on organ transplantation in the country:
â€˘ Organ sale is strictly banned as per the Indian organ transplantation laws
â€˘ Foreigners cannot procure a kidney from a local donor.
â€˘ They can only arrange for a donor who is a close relative (a sibling, a parent, their own children, or spouse).
â€˘ They need to appear before an authorization committee for approval.
What happens in a Transplant?
â€˘ General anesthesia is administered to the patient.
â€˘ An incision is made by the surgeon in the lower abdomen, and the donated kidney is put into place.
â€˘ The old kidneys are usually not removed, unless they are resulting in complications such as hypertension and infection.
â€˘ Blood vessels in your lower kidney right above one of your legs are attached with the blood vessels of the new kidney.
â€˘ The ureter (tube-like structure which connects the kidney to the bladder) of your new kidney is attached with the bladder.
â€˘ A kidney transplant procedure lasts between three and six hours.
â€˘ On an average, you will have to spend eight days at the hospital.
Know About the Hospital
Your kidney transplant will be done at one of the top hospitals of India which has Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation. The hospital is known for highly competent doctors, a highly international patient-friendly English-speaking staff, comfortable patient rooms and state-of-the-art equipment.
Located strategically in North India, just about 160 miles from the national capital of New Delhi, the hospital has a Center for Excellence in Renal Sciences, which a special Intensive Care Unit for renal patients and has provision for the latest procedures, such as minimally invasive laparoscopic kidney removal for the purpose of donation.
International patients are given a host of facilities such as FREE airport pick-up, wireless Internet access, language interpretation services, visa assistance, etc.
India â€“ A Quick Travel Guide
â€˘ The Indira Gandhi International Airport serving New Delhi is the closest international airport to the hospital.
â€˘ It will take you about 5 hours by road to get to the hospital from the airport.
â€˘ As mentioned, you will be given FREE pick-up from the airport.
â€˘ The average flying time between Kigali and New Delhi is 11 hours 45 minutes.
â€˘ When applying for a medical visa, a visa requisition letter issued by the Indian hospital will be sent to the countryâ€™s embassy in Rwanda.
We, at Medical Tourism Corporation, will help you have a fruitful medical trip to the country sans any hassles. Contact us for a free kidney transplant quote-form now.