Kanpur: 14-year-old Anuj Behl, a patient of
aplastic anemia returned home after a successful bone marrow
transplantation operation was done on him at the CMC Hospital
Anuj was admitted in the Vellore hospital for the past
After returning, his father Manish Behl, a scooter
mechanic, who had sought permission from the court to sell his
and his wife`s kidneys to raise money for his son`s operation,
thanked the media, the state government and the donors from
Kanpur for their contribution in saving Anuj`s life.
"We must thank the media for its support. The state
government provided an aide of Rs 10.5 lakh to us based on
these reports. A number of Kanpur citizens also came forward
to donate money to us to the tune of Rs 10 lakh," Behl said.
Anuj was suffering from a condition where his bone marrow
was not able to produce sufficient new cells to replenish
blood cells. Surviving on regular transfusion of B positive
blood group, Anuj`s family required a sum of around Rs 20 lakh
for bone marrow transplantation.
After the media reports that highlighted their dire
state, the Uttar Pradesh government provided Rs 10.5 lakh
support to the family of the ailing boy.
The symptoms of anemia were visible in Anuj from a very
early stage and after taking him to a number of hospitals
here, his family took him to the Sanjay Gandhi PGI hospital in
Lucknow, which had expressed its inability to treat the boy
and referred him to the CMC Hospital in Vellore.
He added that he had to sell off his garage, some
household items and his wife`s jewelery to raise money for
his medical expenses.
Anuj`s younger sister Muskaan, a class V student, donated
her bone marrow for the transplantation, Bhel said.