LIVE (STREAMED) AND WELL

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

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.

CATHIE COW­ARD, THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

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