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Two Sisters Each Donate Half of Their Liver to Save Brother's Life in India

CC0 / / Surgical instruments in the operating room
Surgical instruments in the operating room - Sputnik International, 1920, 21.08.2021
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. 
"While two of his sisters were eligible donors, they were both much lighter. Therefore, he required half a liver from both his sisters. To fit in both halves whilst keeping him from sinking through the long surgical procedure was challenging. Akshat and his sisters had an excellent recovery after the surgery and are now enjoying normal lives a month later," a doctor said during a press conference on Saturday.
"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.
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