The surgery was made more complex because the patient is overweight, but he is recovering well. Both of his sisters feel fine too.
In a miraculous case of generosity, two sisters each donated half of their liver to save their 14-year-old brother in what is India’s first pediatric dual lobe liver transplant.
The patient, Akshat, was terminally ill with liver failure, which was causing deep jaundice. He was also in a pre-coma state. According to doctors, the case was even more complex as the patient was overweight, weighing around 92 kg.
“I am extremely grateful to my sisters. They have given me a second life as a gift. I don’t know if I will ever be able to pay them back but I promise to be there for them till the rest of my life,” Akshat said during the press conference.