Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.20 Issue No.63. July 2021 - October 2021

Kidney recipient ties knot to a kidney donor


In a heart-warming story, a bride and a groom from Uttarakhand who have unique stories to tell, tied the knot on 15th October 2021. While the bride (Asha) had donated a kidney to her brother, the groom (Abhinav) has been kidney transplant recipient about two years ago.

This is a rare case where the couple have special attachments towards each other as they both have one kidney. At first, both the families were apprehensive but the transplant surgeon who had operated on both the groom and the bride was quite confident that it is a safe option for them. “I tried to allay their fears as there is no problem in raising a family after marriage. They were convinced and agreed to tie the marriage knots,” said Dr. Priyadarshi Ranjan, kidney transplant surgeon at a private hospital in Mohali. He added that this was first in his fifteen years career that he had encountered such case. This duo has taken organ donation to a new level and become a real-life example of how living organ donors and transplant recipients shall lead a normal life.


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- Sujatha S, Shroff S. Kidney recipient ties knot to a kidney donor. Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.20 Issue No.63. July 2021 - October 2021

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