Giving the Gift of Life: Couple in China donate a kidney each to save their twin daughters
By giving one kidney each, a Chinese couple was able to save their teenage twin daughters who were experiencing renal failure. Both the sisters were diagnosed with uremia caused by a genetic mutation and required kidney transplants. Their health continued to deteriorate after three months of peritoneal dialysis, and no donor call was received during the waiting period. The family then decided to pursue living donor kidney transplants. The 18-year-old twins received a kidney each from their mother, Ms. Hu, and their father, Mr. Liu.
The transplants were performed at Renmin Hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, in April and June 2022 respectively. “The parents' kidneys were healthy and of good quality,” said doctor Zhou Jiangqiao from Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, who performed the operations. Donations from family members are normally safer and save the patients long wait times and money, he added.
It might be the such case where that both the parents have donated their kidneys each to their twin girls for a transplant that will save their lives.
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- Keywords: Uremia, Twin daughters, Genetic mutation, Kidney transplants, Renmin Hospital