TOUCHING LIVES

Mother donated a part of her liver to her 2 years old son and gave him a new lease of life

Yadna, 2 year old boy from Mumbai was suffering from liver disease due to which he had poor growth. When he was 8 months old, he underwent a TIPPS procedure in a private hospital in Mumbai. After one year he started developing complications and was presented with low weight gain & poor growth factors at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai. On clinical evaluation it was found that he had re-blockage of TIPPS (Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt) and the Apollo Liver Transplant team suggested Liver Transplantation as the further course of treatment. On seeing her child suffer, the mother came forward to donate a part of her liver to save his 2 year old son. His post-operative course was uneventful and he is doing well post-transplant as any other normal kid.