I received this today from a double organ recipient in Brazil. This is an amazing story that needs to be told:
“Att Harry Kiernan,
This transplant was the first one in the world. I, SIDNEI MOURA NEHME, received a kidney and 65% liver right lobe transplant from a living donor, my son FABIO SILVA NEHME.
The day was October, 8th, 1998, at Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo City, Brasil.
At that time I was 53 years older and FABIO 25 years.
Now, I am 66 years older and Fabio is 39 years.
Fabio lives in Houston, Texas. He studied at John Hopkins (SAIS), Washington, DC, and IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is Americas’ Director in the biggest french company EDF Eletricité De France, and before he was Officer in the Worldbank, Washington, DC and I am a exchange broker.”
A dual living organ transplant from the SAME DONOR, during the SAME SURGERY!
That is truly amazing!
I was very happy to know both recipient and donor are doing very well.
The more stories people hear of living organ donations, the more common they might become.
There are so many misunderstandings and just plain untruths about being a donor.
Their story will help in educating people on how they can help to save a life.