Striking vision: Visually-impaired man donates kidney to brother in SAS Nagar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Aug 07, 2016 16:15 IST
Mohal Lal (right) at Fortis Hospital, SAS Nagar, on Saturday. (HT Photo)

Mohal Lal (43), a visually impaired man, donated one of his kidneys to his brother Surinder Kumar (41) giving him a new lease of life.

Surinder, an employee with the Central government, was suffering from chronic kidney disease that required an immediate replacement of his kidney.

A visibly emotional Surinder said, “He has always been a highly motivated and active family member despite his inability to see the world. He handles cash of our family business since his sense of touch is quite precise.”

“Organ donation one can give new lease of life to others. I am unable to see but this came as opportunity to help save a life,” said Mohan Lal. “When he (Mohan Lal) approached us for donating his kidney to his younger brother, I was reluctant initially. But once I saw his determination, we went ahead,” said Dr Priyadarshi Ranjan, kidney transplant surgeon and urologist, Fortis Hospital, SAS Nagar.

“In India, 6000-7000 kidney transplants are done every year against the required 90,000, primarily due to non-availability of donors,” he said.

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