On the occasion of the World Liver Day, Aster hospitals organized a program to felicitate the donors. The unsung heroes or the donors shared their heartwarming stories of struggle and bravery. The chief guest of this program was Dr. Syed Kirmani, Padma Shree and Former Indian Cricketer & Renowned Wicket Keeper.
Living-donor liver transplant is a surgical procedure where a part of the liver from a healthy person is removed and being transplanted in another person. In this way, the donor’s remaining liver regrows and returns to its normal size, volume and capacity shortly after the surgery. The transplanted liver grows and restores in the recipient.
Living-donor liver transplants are more among children than adults because suitable deceased-donor organs are scarce. Most living liver donors are close family members or friends of the liver transplant candidates. According to the doctors the increasing demand for organs available for transplantation hugely outweighs the supply of organs both from living and deceased donors. Unlike other transplants like heart and lungs, one may not need to wait for deceased-donor organs to get a liver transplant.