Three Women donate liver for their loved ones, giving a second lease of life
- 360-degree Liver Care which includes medical treatment, Liver Dialysis (Liver support
system) and Transplantation
- Three women from different families donate liver to men aged 56, 48 and 37 respectively
8th April 2021:Kauvery Group of Hospitals launched Centers of Excellence(CoE)- The Kauvery
Liver Diseases and Transplantation Centers- across all units – Chennai, Trichy, Salem, Hosur and
The “state of the art” liver care units shall have dedicated ICU, operation theatres and treatment
areas for recovery. The centers will also provide 360-degree care which would include diagnosis,
treatment, transplantation, post-surgery care. The CoEs recently performed six living donor liver
transplantations. Mr. Harjit Singh, a 56-year old passionate rider, developed liver disease and was
undertaking treatment for eight months. He urgently needed a liver transplant for survival, and better
quality of life. The patient was put on dialysis for 36 hours before the surgery, as he had fluid
retention due to kidney dysfunction. Later he underwent living donor liver transplant with a
portion of liver donated by his daughter.
The story of his recovery from illness is inspiring and heartwarming. “His31-years aged daughter
came forward as a donor. After evaluating her liver as well as general health, we advised, on the
best interest of her swift recovery from the donor surgery, to lose some weight before going
ahead with the donation for transplant. With sheer determination, she lost around 5kgs in one
month, and we went ahead with the transplantation,” explained Dr. K. Elankumaran, Head of
Liver Diseases Transplantation &Hepatobiliary Surgery Kauvery Hospital.
In another instance, Elaiyaraja, a 37-year-old farmer from Villupuram who received liver from
his wife, got the transplantation done under the Tamil Nadu CM Scheme. Mr. Udhayakumar, 48-year-old man from Perambur, also received liver from his life partner that helped him to achieve a better quality of life.
Dr. Elankumaran said,“Mr. Elaiyaraja (37-year-old) waited for more than a year for a cadaveric
liver, but in vain. Finally, his wife came forward to donate her liver and now he is able to lead a
better life. Both the donor and patient, in all three cases, have recovered well and resumed their
“Liver Transplantation is are birth; patients recover well, to lead normal and productive lives.
However, many desperately needed liver transplantations do not take place due to shortage in
organs, and lack of awareness among the public. It is to be understood that live donor liver
transplantations are quite safe. The donors are mostly from the family, which gives a higher
probability of finding a better donor match,” he adds.
Liver diseases are one of the leading causes of death globally. Every year, over 20,000people are
in need of liver transplants and among them only 2000receiveorgans for transplants.
Speaking about the Liver Diseases and Transplantation Center, Dr. Manivannan Selvaraj ,
Founder and Managing Director Kauvery Group of Hospitals, says “ This division of healthcare
is resource- intensive. High end equipment is required for liver surgery, liver care and
diagnosis, and strict protocols need to be in place to avoid infection. A liver transplant requires
multidisciplinary approach with a team of well qualified doctors and surgeons. Our transplant
Centers, that which meets international standards, are sure to help many patients with liver failure
regain their normal life. More awareness about “living donor transplantation” will contribute to
meeting the organ demand in India."
The Liver Diseases and Transplant Centers will also have associated services offering strong
supportive care such as clinics dedicated to Alcoholic Liver Diseases, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver
Diseases, Viral Hepatitis, Jaundice and Pediatric Liver Diseases.
Highlighting on the infrastructure, Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Co-Founder & Executive
Director, Kauvery Hospital Chennai, says “We have built a dedicated and exclusive center for
Liver Diseases and Transplant with an entire floor for Liver Dialysis, Kidney Dialysis,
HEPA Filter, Positive Pressure Room and Sterile Corridor. This is “the best in class” treatment,
and post-operative care. This means that when a patient is diagnosed having liver failure or any
form of liver diseases, they will receive comprehensive care, with all necessary protocols in
place to avoid complications or infections which may extend the hospital stay.”
Liver Diseases and Transplant Centre Helpline Number:+91 7373653653
About Kauvery Hospital:
Kauvery Hospitals is ‘A new Age Family Hospital’ with Multi Specialty Clinical Expertise and a
pioneer in the ‘HealthCare Provider’ industry, making healthcare affordable. Kauvery is one of
the few corporate hospital chains to successfully integrate operations into Tier 1 cities after
launching into Tier 2 cities. It is also one of the few hospitals founded by Medical experts with a
keen focus on delivering personalized and specialized health care with warmth.
Kauvery Hospitals is currently a 1200 bed hospital group with presence in Chennai, Trichy,
Hosur, Salem& Bengaluru in addition to planned entry in new markets.
Apart from having diverse Multispecialty tertiary care expertise, Kauvery Hospitals house one of
three ‘Cardiac Centers of Excellence in South India’. In today’s times where the healthcare
industry is more and more commoditized, Kauvery Hospitals stands tall with its promise of
making medical expertise and technology truly affordable with empathy and care at every stage
of a person’s healthcare needs