Help Amlan fund his liver transplant operation

A personal message from Amlan’s son Archito
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I would like to thank you all for your support. As I start my college this year, I would like my father to be healthy again and be an integral part of my life so that he can guide me in the years to come. As I eagerly wait for the day of the operation, I have been working hard to be physically fit and healthy to qualify as a donor. I don’t know most of you personally, but I would like to thank you for your help, without which it would have been impossible for us to fund the operation. We are truly grateful for your help. I would request you to circulate this campaign started by my brother as much as possible so that it reaches many more people who might help us. 
Thank you.
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Dear Supporter,

I am here to fundraise for my maternal uncle, Mr. Amlan Dasgupta who is just 44 years of age and is suffering from deadly cryptogenic cirrhosis (CC), which is the end stage of a chronic liver disease. Even after extensive clinical, serological, and pathological evaluations, the reason for his cirrhosis remains unknown till date.

After being diagnosed with cirrhosis for the first time in 2011, Amlan was relatively stable till his condition deteriorated quickly in the last few months and now it is impossible for him to continue a normal life. Amlan is presently under the treatment of Dr. (Prof) Mohamed Rela at Institute of Liver Disease and Transplantation (Gleneagles Global Health City), Chennai. 

After frequent visits to Chennai and series of consultation and tests, it has been established that an immediate liver transplant operation is absolutely necessary.

Since the chances of success of liver transplant operation are higher if the donor is a relative under 40 years, Amlan’s only son Archito, who is just 18 years of age, has decided voluntarily to donate his liver to his father.

Amlan who is the primary bread earner belongs to a middle-class family and works as a medical representative in Kolkata. The family with their modest means has been pushing their limits to care for Amlan and arrange for the funds for his operation. The pre-surgery expense for hospitalization and investigation for Amlan and Archito till date, liver transplant operation, post care, travel to Chennai from Kolkata and prolong stay for the family there, all taken together is very expensive and is beyond the means of the family. The total estimated cost is around Rs 40 lakhs (~USD 61,500) of which the operation itself is going to cost around Rs 24.5 lakhs (~USD 37,700)

After selling their house and reaching out to friends, family, and colleagues, Amlan still requires a substantial amount for his operation which is scheduled for the last week of July 2017.  Under these circumstances, I thought of reaching out to friends and well-wishers through this crowdfunding site as I have heard many success stories that have completely changed people's lives for the better.

I would be grateful for every little donation that comes our way that will help me raise Rs 20 lakhs (~USD 30,750) for Amlan's operation. Archito, who gave his Class 12 exams this year, was unable to score as per his merit due to his family situation. Now all he wants is to save his father by donating his liver and see to it that Amlan is able to lead a healthy life again.

Many thanks for your help and support,
Anindya
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Operation estimate
Amlan's son Archito will donate his liver
Amlan's son Archito will donate his liver
Amlan and his wife
Amlan and his wife
Amlan is mentally strong & wants to fight with all his strength
Amlan is mentally strong & wants to fight with all his strength
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6th September 2017
Dear Supporters,

It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted an update as the family was very busy completing all legal formalities required for the operation. Now that all formalities have been completed, the family will be leaving for Chennai on 17th September 2017 for the operation. The date of the operation has not been finalized yet but will be within 3-4 days from the time Amlan is admitted once they reach Chennai.

In between, due to the long wait, Amlan's health has deteriorated and he has hardly any energy left. He spends the entire day resting in bed and is unable to speak for a prolonged period of time. Now that the family is preparing to leave for Chennai next Sunday, I request all of you to keep them in your prayers and hope everything goes well from here on.

Below are some of the legal paperwork that the family had to arrange for the operation.


Thanks for your continued support.Best regards,
Anindya

10th August 2017
Dear Supporter,

A couple of days back Amlan was really unwell as his blood count started to fluctuate a lot. However, he is stable now and is under constant monitoring. The family is now busy completing the legal formalities that are required for a liver transplant surgery in India. Once all formalities are completed then they can apply for a date for the operation. They are targeting the first week of September for the operation by when, they are hopeful that all the formalities and fund raising should be completed, I'll keep you posted regarding further development.

Thanks again for your support and do keep Amlan in your prayers.

Best regards,
Anindya
25th July 2017
Dear Supporters,

As the generous support keeps coming in from friends, family and well wishers, who we can't thank enough for their act of kindness, there are a few developments that I would like to update you regarding Amlan's surgery.

As he runs from pillar to post to secure a college admission before his father's operation, Amlan's son Archito has been confirmed as the donor for the operation after he was able to control his condition of fatty liver with strict diet regime and sustained hard work. This news brought huge relief to the family as at this stage arranging for an external donor would have been next to impossible. Archito wanted to personally appeal and thank all the donors who had been kind enough to support the family in their hour of crisis. I would post his message soon in the main story section of the campaign page.

Despite the generous support of family and friends, the surgery had to be deferred by a couple of weeks to the third week of August as we are still short of the required funds needed for the operation. In light of this, I would extend the period of the campaign by another two and half week (18th August 2017) so that we can circulate this among our friends who might want to support the cause.

Thanks again for your support.

Best regards,
Anindya
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Rs.261,093
raised of Rs.2,000,000 goal

42 Supporters

Beneficiary: Amlan Dasgupta info_outline

Supporters (42)

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Anshu donated US $250
12 months ago
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Anonymous donated US $50
12 months ago

Please get well soon, we dont know you but wholeheartedly wish for your recovery so that you can embrace life again to the fullest

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Vikram donated Rs.20,000
12 months ago
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Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
12 months ago
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Angshuman donated Rs.1,700
12 months ago

All the very Best..Dear Sir, God is with you.

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Anonymous donated US $51
about 1 year ago