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Oh mother! Woman saves son’s life by donating her kidney in Bihar


PATNA: A mother is a mother, and that she can go to any extent to save life of her child.

This was amply visible at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna on Saturday when a woman donated one of her kidneys to her ailing son, hardly caring about her own life.

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The life of 25-year-old Daya Shankar, a resident of Muzaffarpur district, was in danger after both his kidneys failed some six months back but none came to his help.

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Eventually, his own mother Kanti Devi, 50, donated her kidney to her son after which his life could be saved. The kidney was transplanted on Saturday by a team of doctors.

This was the 21st transplantation of kidney at the IGIMS, as per an official report. Both mother and the son are healthy now, doctors said.

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Both kidneys of the youth had failed some six months back following reactions of medicines which he had taken after he fell sick.

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