NEW DELHI: Aiming to ease the process of finding the right organ donors in India, a medical assistance start-up has developed an algorithm-based system to facilitate donor exchanges for organ transplants.
"The algorithm is ready and available. The patient's family has to submit the patient details and the pairing will be done. We are addressing liver patients first, as the requests from all over the country is in large numbers," Ravi Virmani, CEO and Founder, Credihealth, told IANS in an e-mailed response.
The Gurugram (Haryana)-based company said it assists patients looking for organ swapping services to connect with the right doctor and hospital, and facilitate the exchange of relevant information pertaining to the procedure and cost.
For organs transplants, finding a donor may not always solve the problem as doctors need to ensure the compatibility of the donor with the recipient. In cases of incompatibility, the "swap donor" system could help.
In India, there are three different systems for living organ donation.