Friday, September 23, 2011

Dr. Tariq Ali Bangash , lecture at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation on historic achievement

Dr. Tariq is the person who directed Pakistan’s first successful cadaver liver transplant at Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore and made a history.
His inspiring lecture was organised by Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT).He said that Dr. Adeeb Rizvi has always been his inspiration and his father always encouraged him to be like Dr. Rizvi and nothing else. He said that Dr. Rizvi also did the homework of the first cadaver liver transplant in our country.
Cadaveric liver transplant is a process in which  liver of a deceased person is transferred into a patient who needs it . In this case, the liver was donated by Arsalan, a student o matric and belongs to Lahore. He had been wounded and was admitted to the SZ hospital three days before the transplantation and had asked his parents to donate his liver in the case of his death.
On August 13, 2011, Pakistani media highlighted the first successful attempt of a liver transplant. A team of professional doctors led by Dr. Tariq retrieved the liver at 3:30 pm; the transplant operation started at 9:00 pm and ended successfully at 5:00 am.
The recipient was some  Amir Raza, a 40 years old businessman from Sialkot city.

From KP to Leeds UK
Dr. Tariq Bangash belongs to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa(KP) and did his MBBS in the year 1996. He then worked with nine experts on nine different liver transplantation approaches in Leeds UK, which is now the largest transplant center in Europe, receiving up to 450 liver recipients a year.
It's really a great achievement as the people of Pakistan will not ahve to go abroad for liver transplantation and majority of the patients can't afford expensive treatment abroad.

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