19-Year-Old Girl Donates 65% Of Her Liver To Her Dad

It is not out of the ordinary to hear stores about parents doing incredible things for their children. After all, they are a part of us and we are willing to sacrifice anything to ensure they are safe and secure.

Rakhi Dutta is a 19-year-old girl from Kolkata, India that shows children can also be just as self-sacrificing. Her father was struggling to hold onto life and she did what she could to save him. In the process, she extended the life of someone very special to her.

Devarchita Das, a close friend of Dutta went viral with a post about what the young woman had done. She gave her father 65% of her liver to save his life.

Sudip Dutta was hepatitis B positive and he was in a local hospital for 20 days. His health was failing, but Ruby, his eldest daughter discharged him. He was brought to the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG) in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. Ruby was hoping to donate her own liver.

Extensive testing showed that Ruby was not a suitable donor, but his other daughter, Rakhi decided she would step in and do the right thing. In order to accomplish the transplant, 105 tests and a 15-hour procedure needed to be done. In the end, almost 2/3 of her liver was given to her father. The good news is that her own liver will fully regrow in 3 or 4 months, but it was a selfless act, nonetheless.

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Sudip was at risk during the procedure but he was able to make it through. After the operation and some time recovering, he posed with his daughter for a picture that showed their matching scars.

Harsh Goenka, an Indian entrepreneur in Mumbai used this story to show the love she had for her father. He also is doing his part to change the negative viewpoint of daughters that is often seen in rural India.

“Rakhi Dutta, a 19-year-old donated 65% of her liver to her father who was suffering from a serious ailment, without even thinking of the scars, pain or any future threat.

“An answer to all who think daughters are useless,” he added.

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There are still areas in rural India where communities operate on the ancient caste system. It involves the payment of a dowry when a daughter gets married. It tends to undervalue women and daughters are sometimes not considered to be as valuable as sons.

This story is a wonderful example of how the old perceptions are not accurate. Before long, social media users from around India were adding to the story, expressing love for their own daughters.

“This is my Mom and Grand Dad (Her Dad) way back in 1977 when she was just an undergraduate student… She donated her kidney to her dad at a time when there was a lot of taboo regarding this. Definitely daughters Are best Sir,” one commenter wrote.

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