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A 24-year-old single mom donated 60% of her liver to her seven-year-old daughter bothered with a uncommon genetic dysfunction.
Final week, medical doctors at Manipal Hospitals, Whitefield, carried out the surgical procedure to transplant the portion of the liver from Manikumary to her daughter Yuktha Reddy. The kid ailed from Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC), a uncommon dysfunction that stops bile juice secretion within the liver.
“The bilirubin rely of the kid was 30 once we met her in Could, whereas the conventional rely needs to be simply 2,” Manipal’s transplant surgeon instructed DH.
Yuktha, who misplaced her father to a highway accident, developed jaundice 4 months in the past. When her household met with medical doctors at Manipal in Could, they steered liver transplantation.
After a short donor search, medical doctors examined her members of the family and located Manikumary to be the closest match. Although she had apprehensions initially, Manikumary was satisfied after counselling periods.
The household needed to bounce by way of just a few hoops to lift cash for the surgical procedure. Within the meantime, Yuktha’s uncle adopted her.
Medical doctors took time to optimise the surgical procedure since Manikumary weighed solely 44 kg and Yuktha 22 kg. Publish-surgery although, each mom and daughter are wholesome. Yuktha is even attending on-line lessons from August 10.
“I really feel fully tremendous and I’m proud to have saved my daughter’s life,” Manikumary mentioned.
The surgeon mentioned the mom can maintain herself because the liver regenerates itself in three months. “The daughter’s bilirubin is now at 2.8,” the surgeon famous.
“There’s some stigma that younger individuals can’t donate organs. However each the donor and receiver can lead a standard life post-donation. Younger individuals are inclined to get well nicely and lead a wholesome life.”
Generally, the donation will be cut up to avoid wasting two lives, the surgeon added.
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