“I decided to donate my kidney because I realised that it will save three lives – my daughter-in-law, son and grandson,” said the mother-in-law
The Hush Post: In a rare gesture, a 30-year-old woman got a fresh lease of life due to her mother-in-law.
A patient of renal failure, who had to undergo dialysis every week, Nazema Awjein Sayyad got a new lease of life after her mother-in-law donated her a kidney.
A resident of Sangamner, Nazema was suffering from renal failure and was advised a kidney transplant. Fifty-year-old Batul Haji Sayyad, her mother-in-law, donated her kidney to Nazema. The transplant was performed at Jehangir Hospital on June 15. Doctors from the hospital said that Nazema has one child and had been a patient of nephrology since February 2016.
Nazema said, “Initially, I was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder during my pregnancy and had high blood pressure. I was later asked to do a test and my creatinine levels were at 5.6 (very high). I had to move to Pune to get dialysis twice a week. My mother-in-law had to take care of my son.”
“I decided to donate my kidney because I realised that it will save three lives – my daughter-in-law, son and grandson,” said Batul.
Dr Deepak Kirpekar, the surgeon who operated upon Nazema said, “We have always heard about the implicit rivalry between the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. Here, Batul decided to save her daughter-in-law’s life. Their blood groups matched and it was a relatively easy surgery.”
About her condition, Dr Ambike said, “The patient had renal failure, because of which she had high blood pressure, which was difficult to control. A transplant was the best solution as the patient was young, especially when a suitable donor is available.”
Medics at the hospital said that kidney transplants between families are possible, what made the surgery rare was that this time it was a mother-in-law donating a kidney to her daughter-in-law.