Among the critical organs, it’s the liver transplant that is most expensive with the cost ranging between Rs 15-30 lakh.
“For a patient living with liver disease, the financial burden could be tremendous. The cost of a liver transplant plus a lifelong commitment to immuno-suppressant is out of the reach of a common man. Our collaboration with Milaap has made liver transplants affordable for many,” said Dr Mohamed Rela, a senior liver transplant surgeon.
He said more than 100 families have already benefited via crowdfunding.
“When there is a cure, no matter how complicated or specialised, everyone deserves a fair chance of availing life-saving treatment. Milaap aims to connect those in need with those who can help, and it is amazing to see how so many patients are helped by strangers,” said Anoj Viswanathan, president and co-founder, Milaap.