Since she doesn’t have a family member to donate a kidney, her only hope is a cadaver transplant. But that too is a long shot.
There are 4 lakh people in India who need a kidney transplant. “Only 1% of that number or 4,000 people actually get a transplant. And less than 5% of those 4,000 people get a cadaver transplant,” said Dr Bharat Shah, senior nephrologist and transplant specialist.
Gira’s brother, Rohit, said his sister would be lucky to get a transplant in the next 10 years. Apart from Gira, Rohit’s two brothers and another sister too suffer from kidney ailments.
“Around 40,000 people in Maharashtra need a kidney transplant.