In what is the best thing that you will read on Internet today, a Hindu family from Bihar and a Muslim family from Thane stepped forward to rescue the lives of their husbands. Yes, the two women donated kidneys to each other’s husbands and the transplant took place on March 14 in Mumbai.
Nadeem who belonged to Thane and Ramswarth Yadav from Bihar came forward together to the same nephrologist around the same time. It was at that time when Nadeem and Ramswarth needed a kidney transplant and their wives were not a match for them.
Dr. Hemal Shah, head of Nephrology, learnt that Ramswarth’s blood group coincidentally matched with Nazreen’s (Nadeem’s wife), while Nadeem’s matched with Satyadevi’s (Ramswarth’s wife).
It was only after a long discussion for a month, both of them finally agreed to it. “Despite dialysis, my father led a painful life for the past two years. The only way out was a transplant. And in matters of life and death, religion doesn’t matter,” Ramswarth’s son Sanjay told TOI.
“They would discuss their fears and even find solutions to procedural obstructions together,” Sanjay was quoted as saying.