In a recent case, 49 -year-old Dr. Biakolo Essomba underwent a successful liver transplant and received a new lease of life after his sister Biakolo Mengue Epouse Mende donated a part of her liver.
The patient, who is a doctor by profession and a resident of Cameroon, suffered from liver failure at age 39, after which he was referred to Manipal Hospital for further treatment. The patient and his family were advised to have an immediate liver transplant.
His sister decides to donate a part of her liver, showcasing the bond between siblings and inspiring those who fear this noble cause. With timely intervention, proper diagnosis, and treatment, the patient was able to survive this fatal condition.
Liver failure is becoming very common among people of different age groups and with organ donation, many lives can be saved.
However, despite advances in medical technology, there is still fear and stigma associated with this noble cause.
According to various reports, the rate of organ donation is less than one donor per million people. Because organ donation saves not only the patients' lives but also the lives of their families, this case serves as an inspiration and raises awareness about the importance of this noble cause.
Dr. Rajiv Lochan, Lead Consultant - HPB and Liver Transplantation Surgery, Manipal Hospitals, India, said "Liver diseases are one of the most common problems all over the world that can lead to liver failure in the future. In this case, the patient's sister did an admirable job by stepping forward to save the life of her beloved brother and inspiring many to serve this noble cause.
There were smiles all around as the duo walked through the hallway of Manipal Hospital with a smile of gratitude, hope, and readiness to experience a beautiful life ahead. Dr. Baikolo is traveling back to Cameroon without any complications.
With the help of our expert team, we were able to address the condition of the patient and were able to provide him with the best treatment options available."
About Manipal Hospitals
As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is India’s second-largest multi-specialty healthcare provider treating over 4 million patients annually. With its recent acquisition of a 100% stake in Columbia Asia Hospitals in India, the integrated organization today has an enhanced pan-India footprint with 27 hospitals across 14 cities with 7,000+ beds with a talented pool of 4,000+ doctors and 10,000+ employees. Its focus is to develop an affordable, high-quality healthcare framework through its multispecialty and tertiary care delivery spectrum and further extend it to out-of-hospital care.
Manipal Hospitals provide comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from around the globe.