Patients suffering from kidney failure can be best treated by transplantation when a healthy kidney is transferred from one person to another by replacing the damaged or failing kidney. The whole exercise is performed by carrying out series of medical investigations. With regular checkups, medication and constant surveillance a transplanted person can lead a healthy and a normal life.
SIUT is a pioneer institution of introducing transplant technology in the country. SIUT developed the programme in 1980's as a response to the dire and growing need of patients that could not afford the life saving treatment. Pakistan is a country where 70 percent of the population is living below poverty line and in a situation like this even the basic health is a luxury and any specialized medical care is an elusive dream.
SIUT as a part of its philosophy has converted the dream of obtaining expensive medical treatment into a reality by developing an integrated transplant and dialysis networking where all services are provided free and ensures a proper follow up of both donor and recipient with post transplantation immunosuppressive medication free of cost.
According to statistics it is estimated that some 25,000 persons go to renal failure stage every year in the country. Out of which only 10 percent succeed in receiving dialysis and only 2.3 percent have good fortune to receive transplantation