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Polio affected woman donates kidney to granddaughter
A wheelchair-bound grandmother from a village in Punjab's Sangrur district donated a kidney to her teenaged granddaughter to save her life. Priyadarshi Ranjan, chief of kidney transplant surgery and advanced urological laparoscopy, said that the young woman, Rupinder Kaur, 19, a resident of village Janal in Sangrur district, was suffering from end-stage kidney failure. “Rupinder would only survive if she received a kidney donation. We examined her parents and other family members for a compatible kidney donor, but could get none. It was her wheelchair-bound polioafflicted 53-year-old grandmother Jarnail Kaur who stepped in to donate. Tests found her to be a perfectly compatible match for donation,” Ranjan said. “The surgery was technically challenging because of the abnormal body structure caused by polio-induced postural defect in Jarnail Kaur, but it was uneventful. It is probably the first of its kind case in the world, where a polio-afflicted donor has donated her kidney,” he added.
- Shroff S, Navin S. Polio affected woman donates kidney to granddaughter. Indian Transplant Newsletter Vol. 13 Issue No.: 40 (Nov 2013-Feb 2014)
- Shroff S, Navin S. Polio affected woman donates kidney to granddaughter. Indian Transplant Newsletter Vol. 13 Issue No.: 40 (Nov 2013-Feb 2014). Available at:
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