Can a woman prevent her husband from making a sacrifice out of affection for his parents because this would in turn affect her life? Faced with the ethical question, the Andhra Pradesh High Court said no and dismissed a woman's petition seeking to stop her husband from donating his liver to his father. In a significant judgement, the high court Thursday rejected software professional Sumakiran Mallena's plea. Mallena, who works for a city firm, approached the court on the ground that the act by her 29-year-old husband Nagasayana Baki would affect his health and in turn affect her life. Nagasayana, a telecom engineer in Minneapolis, US, wants to donate a portion of his liver to his father B.G.K. Prasad, who is suffering from liver cirrhosis and is currently under treatment at Delhi's Apollo Indraprastha Hospital. He flew in from the US on Oct 20 and is presently in Delhi. "My life will be doomed... in the land of disease and misery and my husband's action will offend my right to life and liberty," Sumakiran had said in her petition while contending that parental affection should be kept under check after a person gets married. The court not only dismissed her petition but also said that she ignored the fundamental reality that her husband owed his existence on this earth to his parents. It said nobody could limit or control the mutual affection between parents and children. "It is the selfless sacrifices of the parents that make a child grow and prosper in every respect," said Justice C.V. Nagarjuna Reddy in his judgement. The judge said the petitioner did not seem to be conscious of the fact that she herself was a prospective parent and might be in the same position. Source: IANSSRM /B << Having a Cup of Coffee Daily may Reduce Skin Cancer Risk Non-fatal Injuries in Car Crashes on Rise Among Kids >> Recommended Reading Alcoholic Liver Disease Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Alcoholic Liver Disease. READ MORE Cadaver Organ Donation and Transplantation in India Cadaver organ transplants in India started in 1995 and so far 600 cadaver transplants of kidneys, heart and liver have been done in India, article describes the trails, tribulations and triumphs of the programme. READ MORE Liver Cancer Treatment - Animation Liver Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells in the liver. The present section provides a graphic description of the various forms of liver cancer treatment in addition to the latest techniques such as Chemoembolisation and Radio frequency ... READ MORE Current Treatments for Liver Cancer Current Treatments for Liver Cancer (also known as hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma) can result in complete cure of the disease if it is detected early. READ MORE Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of liver dysfunction worldwide and is a rapidly growing health problem in India. READ MORE Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is the most benign of the hepatitis viruses and usually has no long term side effects. Hepatitis A vaccine is available that is 95% effective in preventing the disease. READ MORE Living Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks? The risk of dying as a result of a living donor liver segment removal is between 0.2-2.0%. The risk of morbidity is anywhere between 1.3% (in highly experienced centers) to 60%. READ MORE Milk Thistle Milk Thistle is a resourceful natural plant which has many medicinal benefits. In herbal medication milk thistle is used in cases of liver diseases. READ MORE Wilson's Disease This is a rare inherited systemic disorder of copper metabolism, affecting the liver mainly before other organs. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Vent Forte (Theophylline) Blood - Sugar Chart Diaphragmatic Hernia More News on: Hepatitis ALiverWilson's DiseaseMilk ThistleCurrent Treatments for Liver CancerFatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in IndiaLiving Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks?