WIFE DONATES LIVER TO HUSBAND AT APOLLO BGS HOSPITALS, MYSURU
“Most couples marry, vowing to be with each other at all times in sickness and wealth, it is time honored, & a heartfelt pledge. It was now for the couple to test their promises”.
Things were going along great for the couple from Kanakapura until the 36 year old husband was first diagnosed with Chronic Liver disease after various initial tests by Dr. Rajkumar P. Wadhwa– Chief Gastroenterologist & Head Institute of Gastrosciences, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru. He further advised them to undergo liver transplantation.
Patient was added to an organ transplant waiting list, but when no good options materialized, the couple’s anxiety grew. Exploring further options after explaining the need for liver transplant the patients family was counselled for the option of a Live donor liver transplant as cadaveric transplant would take time in view of a long waiting list. His wife was willing to donate a part of her liver to her husband. After working up the donor and ascertaining that her organ anatomy is suitable for donation with internal committee approval and documentation, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru – The only licensed liver transplant unit in the city, decided to perform LDLT (Live Donor Live Transplant Surgery). This is a procedure in which a living donor donates a part of their organ or a whole organ to the recipient. In this case it was his wife, who took a step forward to donate part of her liver.
Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru surgeons Dr. Manish Chandra Varma; Dr. Anand Rammurthy; Dr. Sunil Shanwy; Dr. Karthik Raichurkar; Dr. Manjunath; Dr. Navkanth; Dr. Shashidhara Reddy; Dr. Velmurgan & the entire liver transplant team performed a successful Live Donor Live Transplant Surgery on 31stJuly’2018. As on today, 13thAugust 2018 the couple is healthy and happy. This surgery was performed with all the required documentation and consent of the couple.
“It is to be noted that a liver is a regenerative organ and can grow back to its full size in two months” says Dr. Rajkumar P. Wadhwa– Chief Gastroenterologist & Head of Institute of Gastrosciences, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysore
“Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru is proud of its Doctors for conducting this transplantation successfully and we take a bow to the 26 year old female who stood up for this noble cause. India needs more people like this, to come forward and register for Organ Donation. Donate Organs – Save Lives”says Mr. N. G. Bharateesha Reddy, VP – Operations & Unit Head, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru.