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“I had read about organ transplant surgery cases in the newspapers. But, I had never imagined that one day I would have to face it. We were completely shattered when the doctors informed us that my brother has to undergo a heart transplant surgery,” said a teary-eyed Akshata Pore, as she explained about the plight of her brother.

Her brother, Omkar Pore (25), has to undergo heart and lung transplant surgery. Omkar had a hole in his heart, owing to which his heart and lung has got damaged. Doctors have informed the family that the only way to save him is by doing heart and lung transplant surgery

Omkar urgently needs to undergo a heart and lung transplant surgery. This is the only option that can help save his life and his time is slowly running out. Their family is facing a severe financial shortage, as whatever they earn they utilise for the treatment of her brother. Yet it is impossible for them to make ends meet.

Akshata Pore, Omkar’s sister, said, “Doctors have given an estimate that the heart and lung transplant surgery will cost Rs 36 lakhs. My brother is on the waiting list for organ transplant since the past one year. The cost of the surgery is so huge that we are not in a position to arrange the finances. So, we have chosen to crowdfund his treatment.”

Akshata Pore has made a heartfelt appeal to netizens on the Internet as her family has decided to take the route of crowdfunding to raise funds for the heart and lung transplant surgery. He is on the waiting list for organ transplant since the past one year. Doctors have given an estimate of Rs 36 lakhs for the transplant

The family has also had to move from their home in Panshet, near Pune to Chennai, so that they could access better treatment. Omkar is currently admitted to Gleaneagles Global Health City.

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While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Ganesh Pore, Omkar’s father, said, “We have a small grocery shop, and earn around Rs 15 to 20 thousand per month. Not only the expenses of the surgery but we are exhausted our finances from our stay in Chennai. My humble appeal to everyone is please come forward and extend your hands to save my son.”

If you wish to help save Omkar’s life. Here’s how you can make a contribution:

Bank name – Bank of Maharashtra

Branch – Panshet branch

Account holder name – Akshata Ganesh pore

IFSC code – MAHB0000912

Account number – 20197819275

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