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Liver Donors Experiences
Sohaib Saeed about his father Anwar-Ul-Saeed’s liver transplant
First of all, I thank God who gave my Father a new life. Also, I am very thankful to Doctor Soin and his team because due to their efforts and treatment my Father is back in his healthy and happy life. Throughout my complete 2 and half-month stay in Sir Ganga Ram hospital, New Delhi, I found all the doctors and staff very cooperative. After our operation, both of us are physically fit and enjoying life. For me, it was a hard time to remember but when I see him now, all the memories go away. After my experience of this hospital and doctors, I can say with complete gratification that the treatment especially liver transplant surgery is very successful here because of the tireless efforts shown by all the doctors. God may bless all of you.
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Nitin Lal, 2 months after donating half his liver for his Uncle Satish Lal, is enjoying a completely normal life with the added elation of having saved someone’s life!
Dr. Ko Ko Tun
(donated part of his liver for Dr Wai, his
cousin and teacher)
From my heart………….
"Give a new enjoyable life again to the dying by donating liver"
I was not excited or thrilled to respond to the questions asked
by the respectful old jury members of Transplant Authorisation
Committee of the Hospital in New Delhi: "Why do you want to donate
your liver to Dr Wai, a case of HCC?" My answer was "to save her
life". They added "so why to Dr Wai and why not to others? Without
hesitations, my response was "Of course, I will donate to all
who need. But besides being my cousin, she was my teacher. She
taught me obstetrics and gynaecology when I was attending the
final years of MBBS. I must give priority to my teacher as she
is one of the 5 beneficiaries:- Buddha, Dhamma, Monks, Teachers
and Parents." They argued that she was no longer your teacher
now. I said, our tradition teaches us that "once someone is your
teacher, he or she is your teacher for life." In the past, I have
been a regular blood donor. The driving force to donate parts
of my body originates from the following words of a poem.
It says "I want to give my eyes to a man who has never seen a
sun-rise, a baby's face or love in the eye of a woman"
"Give my blood to a teenager who has been pulled from the wreckage
of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play"
"Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine to exist from
week to week"
The juries argued again that "Do you know you have only one liver,
not two like kidneys?" As I am the post-graduate student of pathology,
I replied that "I will donate only half of my liver, which can
save the life of my teacher and I can live very well on the remaining
half which will regenerate to its own size within 2 months". Eventually,
it was followed by applause, congratulations and blessing of committee
members. When I come back to my own country, Myanmar, I receive
it again and again, from many people:- my health minister to my
subordinates, from my Mom to nieces, from close to unknown.
I am really satisfied with these returns, which are not in a form
of money but in a form of affection, respects, good wishes, and
greetings which are, I believe, worthy and more valuable than
money. In fact, I get a great profit because I have given a part
of liver to one person, but I receive the returns from thousands
or even millions.
The message I would like to convey to others is that "give a new
life to dying persons and let them live together with us by sharing
our reserves:- blood, kidney, liver, bone marrow, etc."
In a letter to the author, Manish
Bhoraskar, a liver donor for his sister writes.......
In a letter to the author, Manish Bhoraskar, a liver donor for
his sister writes……….
Hope you are doing great. How are things at SGRH?. I am quite
sure that you will be very happy to know about some of my achievements
after resuming work:
1.Just after five months from the date of my surgery I went to
Pachmadhi (A well known hill station of the western region). In
Pachmadhi, I used to walk around 4 - 5 kms. a day in places like
deep-waterfall, forests & hills. During the whole journey
& stay I never felt that anything was adversely affecting
me due to major surgery which took place five months back &
I was very comfortable and really enjoyed myself.
2. Right from the day of resuming duty I am comfortably working
for 12-16 hrs. a day in addition to daily journey up & down
to Pithampur, which is around 50 kms. from Indore.
3. As far as job related activities are concerned, my superiors
are absolutely happy with my performance and in my performance
appraisal for the whole year I was rated as "Excellent" &
got a performance award from the CEO of the Company
4. I am also very hopeful to play a cricket match in the coming
5. About the medicines, people got surprised when they came to
know that after 20-25 days from the day of surgery, I only took
multivitamin tablet (RECONIA) for some days. 6. I feel very happy
to see a complete change in Swati (my sister) with the same level
of zeal & enthusiasm. Nobody can imagine that just few months
before she was suffering from a terminal condition.
I would be very happy if my experiences can help somebody in making
up his mind for a needy person. I express my gratitude for all
the things, which you have done for Swati & me and I wish
you all the success for coming endeavors.
Wish you good luck!
Manish K Bhoraskar