On the eve of the Rakhi Festival, which marked the bond between siblings, Akshat and his sisters Neha (29) and Prerna (22) shared their feelings in the interaction with the media. A teenager from Budaun, Uttar Pradesh, recently underwent surgery at a major private institution in Gurgaon and hospital officials said it was “the first paediatric double-lobe liver transplant in the country.”
“Just over a month ago, the patient was fighting for his life. He was terminally ill with profound jaundice due to liver failure. He was in a pre-coma state. As the patient was overweight, he weighed around 92 kg, the situation became more complicated,” the hospital said in a statement.
Although both of the sisters are eligible donors, they are much lighter. Therefore, he needs the half liver of his two sisters. During the long operation, it is a challenge to fit the two halves together and prevent them from sagging.
“This is a unique example of the life-saving power of organ donation. It draws attention to the fact that any healthy person can save the life of a loved one by donating half of his liver or a kidney without any harm.” Dr. Naresh Trehan, President and Managing Director of Medanta Hospital, was cited in a statement.
Akshat now weighs 65 kg. His sisters have recovered well after the operation and can now live normally after one month, the doctor said.