Sklif (Ep13) A family unites against a loved one's life-threatening condition

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When Tatyana was diagnosed, she and her family were devastated. Not only did she have hepatitis C, but the disease had also destroyed her liver. She needed a transplant. It’s a common situation for hepatitis C sufferers, as the disease often goes unnoticed and if left untreated leads to liver failure. Her condition also resulted in other health problems – for instance breathing difficulties.

Tatyana feared her diagnosis would cause people to turn away from her, but instead her family and friends did their utmost to help. One of her sons even offered to become an organ donor. Her youngest son got his friends to help, raising money for the surgery and searching for an organ donor. Her parents and her husband also rallied round.

Encouraged by their support, Tatyana travels to Moscow to have her transplant.Sklif series provides an exclusive look inside the famous Sklifosovsky Institute. It's known to every Muscovite, and many Russians too. With the best equipment and medical specialists in the country, it represents the pinnacle of emergency medicine. The hospital's Emergency Intensive Care Unit is the clinic's busiest unit, with doctors and nurses tending to those whose lives are hanging by a thread. Watch the film in Russian.

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