Sklif (Ep20) A young woman gets a new lease of life with a kidney transplant

Ekaterina has been on the donor kidney waiting list for 2.5 years. Her kidneys have been getting progressively worse since she was 15. For the past six years she has been on dialysis, which caused new health problems. Finally, the time for her operation has come. However, her kidney donor had renal artery abnormality, which may cause complications during and after surgery.

Luckily, Ekaterina is in the hands of some of the most experienced Russian surgeons from the famous Sklifosovsky Institute. She is highly optimistic about her long-awaited operation and looking forward to restoring her health. Her goal is to be well enough to start a family of her own.

Sklif, a new series on RTD, provides an exclusive look inside the famous Sklifosovsky Institute. It's known to every Muscovite, and many Russians too. With the best equipment and medical specialists in the country, it represents the pinnacle of emergency medicine. The hospital's Emergency Intensive Care Unit is the clinic's busiest unit, with doctors and nurses tending to those whose lives are hanging by a thread. Watch the film in Russian.