Liver Transplant when done for the right reasons, at the right time and by the right people can be a BOON OF LIFE, however most of the patients are unprepared for this major undertaking and tend to get carried away by inadequate, unsubstantiated and sometimes misleading information available through the internet and propaganda done on behalf of Liver Transplant Centers. Therefore to get the best result out of this life-saving procedure of Liver Transplant, it is advised to LOOK before you LEAP.
After working as a Senior Transplant Coordinator in renowned centers of Liver Transplant in India with reputed surgeons and with the experience of dealing with about 12000 liver disease patients and personally coordinating more than 700 liver transplants in India, the author started feeling that she should provide the benefits of her experience to all the patients in need for Liver Transplant and not restrict herself to a single Team, Center or Area. In past Decade, India has become an attraction for Medical Tourism specially for Liver Transplant because of 'Low Cost and High Success Rate'. The cost of Liver Transplant Surgery in India varies between 10 to 30 Lacs Rupees (INR) which is about 1/6th of the cost of Liver Transplant Surgery abroad.
A new Liver gives a new life and a well informed decision gives a successful Liver Transplant and complete satisfaction to the patient. The Patient and his family need to have proper Guidance and Education regarding Liver Disease and Liver Transplant procedure before going for this major undertaking. The author wants to help, guide and educate such patients through her experience as a Liver Transplant Coordinator and to share the moments faced by the patients in their Pre, Peri and Post transplant Period.
Many times during her services she came across the end-stage liver disease patients and the families of Fulminant Liver Failure patients who were not understanding the need of Liver Transplant and running away from life thinking that liver disease was the END. There are many queries in their minds which need detailed counseling and education regarding Medical, Legal and Financial issues related to Liver Transplant procedure and life after Liver Transplant.
The story does not end with having a liver transplant done and recovery from the operation. Post Transplant Period is extremely important and requires education about post-transplant care and every single precaution to have a healthy, normal lifestyle afterwards. Although a patient who has undergone a liver transplant, can expect a normal life in terms of health, activity and vigor, some basic precautions, anti-rejection drugs and periodic follow-up with Liver Transplant Team will continue for life.
This website also aims
to catalyze the Movement of ORGAN DONATION in India by spreading awareness
and clarifying myths related to ORGAN DONATION so that many more lives of
the patients with organ failure could be saved.