Parents Come Forward to Sell Kidneys to Meet Sonsí Transplant Expenses

by VR Sreeraman on September 11, 2007 at 12:49 PM
Parents Come Forward to Sell Kidneys to Meet Sonsí Transplant Expenses

The son of a Dalit couple in Bihar is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. But while his impoverished parents are willing to sell off their own kidneys to raise money for the expensive procedure, they have so far found no takers.

Yoginder Paswan and his wife, Bulbul Devi, residents of Sivainsinghpur village in Darbhanga district, about 130 km from here, say one of them will donate a kidney to their 18-year-old son while the other will sell a kidney to raise the required Rs.1 million.


'We ran from pillar to post to sell our kidneys and even roamed the streets with a poster saying 'kidneys for sale', but could not find a buyer,' Yoginder told IANS here.

The boy, Ramsagar, was put on dialysis Sunday at the Patna Medical College and Hospital. He was shifted there Saturday from the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital after his condition deteriorated.

Yoginder said he couldn't afford the Rs.1 million needed for the transplant. 'We have sold whatever land we had to pay for our son's treatment in the last few months. Now we are left with nothing,' said the retired employee of Ashok Paper Mills in Darbhanga.

'Only a miracle can save my son's life,' the mother said.

Ramsagar's elder brother, Ram Naresh Paswan, said doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi had said last month that only a kidney transplant could save his life.

'We have requested the chief minister, health minister and district administration for help,' said Yoginder.

S.K. Shandilay, a civil surgeon in Darbhanga hospital, said, 'The boy's family would have to contact the resident commissioner of Bihar in New Delhi for medical assistance regarding his treatment at AIIMS.'

Incidentally, Darbhanga is one of the worst flood-affected districts in Bihar this year.

Source: IANS
Font : A-A+



Recommended Readings

Latest Organ Donation News

Brain-Dead Man's Organs Saves 4 Lives
Multiple organs from a 28-year-old brain-dead man had been successfully transplanted into four critically ill patients at several hospitals in India.
Organ Donation Disparity: 80% Women Donors, 80% Men Recipients
93% of organ donations in India are from living donors, 80% of whom are women-exposing a hidden gender bias. Time to rewrite the narrative.
Vaccine To Regulate Immunity in Transplant Rejection & Auto-Immune Disorders
A vaccine that stimulates CD8 T regulatory cells helps to prevent self-destructive immune reactions in autoimmune diseases and organ transplant rejection.
 World's First Whole-Eye Transplant Restores War Veteran's Vision
An entire left eye and a portion of the face were transplanted from a single donor during the 21-hour surgery.
Karnataka Adopts Tamil Nadu's Organ Donation Policy
Karnataka is to follow Tamil Nadu's organ donation policy to respect organ donors and their families and to encourage the admirable cause of organ donation.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Parents Come Forward to Sell Kidneys to Meet Sonsí Transplant Expenses Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests