At 17, Sawani Shah ( name changed) had bone cancer that had eaten away at her entire right femur. Doctors replaced the bone with an osteoporic nail, 21 inches long, that ran from her knee to her hip. In 2009, when she came to meet Dr Astrid Lobo Gajiwala, the head of Tata Memorial Hospital Tissue Bank, her nail had broken. The bank provided her with a long bone allograft. In around 10 years, the allografted long bone will dissolve and be replaced entirely by new growth of the autografted fibia. Today, Shah is happily married with two children and is leading a normal, healthy life.