On raksha bandhan, sister donates kidney to her brother

The auspicious day of Rakshabandhan, is the occasion when a brother pledges to protect his sister from all the troubles in life. During Rakshabandhan, brother’s showers their sisters with lots of gifts and blessings. But, in one-of-a-kind incident, a sister gives her brother a new lease of life by donating her kidney

On raksha bandhan, sister donates kidney to her brother

Rita Devi, 37, decided to donate her kidney to save her younger brother Surender, 35, after doctors advised transplantation to help him recover from CKD on this pious day of Raksha Bandhan. Surender’s creatinine level was slowly rising and the kidney function was deteriorating for more than twelve months now. The brother and sister, who belonged to Himachal Pradesh, came for treatment to the Fortis Hospital, Mohali.

Dr Priyadarshi Ranjan, Consultant, Urology and Transplant Surgery at Fortis Hospital, Mohali informed that, “This case was a text book case of pre-emptive Kidney transplant wherein the transplant is done before the start of dialysis. Given the urgency the donor’s sister decided to donate her kidney for his transplant. It took around fifteen days to complete all the legal requirements for a transplant and here we are today, with a healthy patient who has nothing but blessings for his sister on this joyous occasion.”

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Surender, who is recovering in the hospital said, “My sister has been a pillar of strength for me throughout my life. Today, on this auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, she is gifting me a new life with her donated kidney. I’m beyond words upon knowing that she is saving my life.”

An emotional and joyous Rita Devi said “Raksha Bandhan is an occasion that is very close to my heart. I am happy that I could share a gift with my brother that he can value for life.”

To celebrate the brother-sister love, the staff of Fortis Hospital in Mohali organized a Rakshabandhan ceremony for the brother and sister.