Sushma Swaraj underwent successful kidney transplant surgery at AIIMS

Swaraj is also a diabetic and and has been in and out of the hospital for the past few months for treatment.

Sushma Swaraj underwent successful kidney transplant surgery at AIIMS

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who has been undergoing treatment at AIIMS, underwent a successful kidney transplant at the Delhi hospital on Saturday.

Swaraj was admitted to the government hospital on November 7 with failing kidney. She is also a diabetic and has been in and out of the hospital for the past few months for the treatment.

The external affairs minister had, on November 16, tweeted that she was admitted to AIIMS because of kidney failure and was undergoing tests for transplantation.


After the news about her health came to media, AIIMS has flooded with many people from across the country who offering to donate a kidney to the ailing External Affairs Minister.

Earlier, hospital sources said: "Living unrelated donor could be anyone who is emotionally attached to the recipient, such as friend, a relative, a neighbour or an in-law. As no suitable donor was available in the immediate family, the transplant will be done with the kidney from a living unrelated donor."

"As of now the transplant is scheduled to take place this weekend. The clearance from the authorisation committee has been obtained," the AIIMS source told a news agency, adding Sawaraj's pre-transplant process was complete.

"The work up procedure of both the recipient (Sushma) and the donor is complete. Both the recipient and the donor underwent multiple tests to avoid co-morbidity. HLA-matching test in case of an unrelated donor is not essential. We have performed the crossmatch and a series of blood and immunological tests and have found both of them fit for the procedure," a doctor had said.