LIVE (STREAMED) AND WELL
Rachel Rioux and Katelyn Minor, Grade 11 students at Saltfleet Secondary School, were among the 300 students who watched live kidney transplant surgery headed up by Dr. Anil Kapoor at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton on Wednesday. Patient Bhargav Turaga and his wife, NagaMani, the donor, agreed to live-stream the surgery before 121,000 Facebook users. It’s the first time St. Joe’s has live-streamed a surgery. Moreover, the hospital believes it’s also the first time a kidney transplant has been live-streamed in Canada. The operation was also a success. “The donor surgery and the transplant surgery went off without a hitch. Both patients are doing fantastic with the transplant working immediately and the kidney functioning well,” Kapoor said.