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Soldier Gifts Kidney to His Sister and Saves Her Life

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 26, 2011 at 11:25 PM Organ Donation News   - G J E 4
Afghan War veteran Jamie Partington's Christmas gift to his sister is rather unforgettable.

The 31-year-old Army sergeant has donated a kidney to sister Kylie after the one donated by her father when she was barely twenty, began to fail.
 Soldier Gifts Kidney to His Sister and Saves Her Life
Soldier Gifts Kidney to His Sister and Saves Her Life
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The operation, was conducted at Leicester General Hospital, and was a success.

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Recuperating at his wife's grandmother's home in Gloucester, Sergeant Partington said:

"With the rate my sister's kidney was failing, we were looking at mid-2012 for the operation. But over the last couple of months her kidney function levels dropped dramatically and if a transplant wasn't carried out soon then my sister would have to go on dialysis, anyone who knows anything about dialysis knows it's not in any way pleasant. I've always known I wanted to donate a kidney to my sister, for as long as I can remember she has been one of the strongest people I know."



Source: Medindia
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