The woman who received the kidney, Trina Glispy, a 44-year-old nursing assistant from Baltimore, said she had begun to lose hope before she got a call on April 18, when she learned she had matched with a donor.
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Villagers say it was never a secret among the 15,000-odd families — selling off a kidney to pay debts is a “common practice”. Multi-speciality transplant hospitals “send their agents” to seek kidney sellers, they add.
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Retired Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) head constable Prem Swaroop on Wednesday has offered to donate his kidney to save the life of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, who is battling for his life after being trapped under snow for six days at Siachen glacier. Swaroop said he heard in the news that Hanamanthappa's kidney has failed and so he had come to offer his kidney to him. He added that he is ready to donate any part of his body for him.