FMC Umuahia performs kidney transplants


By Anayo Okoli

UMUAHIA—THE Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Umuahia, Abia State, has carried out two successful kidney transplant surgeries in collaboration with a team of doctors from University  of Toledo Medical Center, Ohio United States of America.

The surgeries were carried out last week by the medical team led by Dr. Obi Ekwenna and both the donors and the receivers are said to be doing well at the hospital’s intensive care unit.

The kidney transplant surgeries were performed on a 37 year old businessman and native of Ohafia Abia state whose name was simply given as Mr. Oji and a 68 year old Medical Doctor and native of Umuahia whose name was identified as Dr. Charles.

A 57 years old civil servant named simply as Mr. Kalu donated the Kidney for Oji, while a 41 year old security man, named Innocent donated for Dr. Charles.

According to Oji, one of the recipients of new…

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