TPAF targets 100 liver transplants this year

Our Bureau, BengaluruWednesday, January 3, 2018, 15:00 Hrs  [IST]

The Pravin Agarwal Foundation (TPAF) which has been able to deliver 32 liver transplants for under-privileged children , is eyeing  to reach 100 transplants this year.

Apart from reaching 100 liver transplants, TPAF is also taking its next step to achieve a scale of impact. It  looks to expand its partner network to add more contributors to the liver transplant programme as it envisions a lasting impact across the country.

TPAF's growing list of partners include Aster, Narayana Hrudayalaya, KEM and Apollo Hospitals.The collaborative liver transplant initiative is looking to bring together hospitals, doctors, and funders through crowd sourcing. Milaap, one of India’s largest crowd-funding platforms, has been a key focal point of galvanizing a vast number of economic donors and attention towards the cause.

The Foundation has spearheaded this entire multi-partner liver transplant programme because India has at least a thousand known cases every year for liver transplant. Besides contributing to the financial model themselves, the hospitals provide families with professional guidance, counselling and high quality operative and post-operative care.

“We chose this initiative specifically due to the high volume of affected children in India, and the difficulties that underprivileged families face in raising funds towards liver transplants,” Pravin Agarwal, founder TPAF  and chairman of Sterlite Power Transmission.

According to Dr. Sonal Asthana, Senior Consultant, HPB & Multi Organ Transplant Surgeon, Aster Hospitals, TPAF is a one-of-a-kind initiative, which galvanises various elements to benefit the child. Early identification and economic support set the platform for us to save precious lives that otherwise would not stand a chance. We are equal partners in helping them overcome financial and medical challenges.”