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04 March 2024

Wife gives kidney to ill husband

Hussein Majardi. (Supplied)

By Staff

A Saudi wife donated a kidney to save her husband who has suffered from damaged kidneys for more than five years, a newspaper said on Wednesday.

Areej Majardi said she decided to donate the kidney to end her husband’s suffering, adding that he had planned to travel to China for a kidney transplant.

“My wife insisted on the donation of her own kidney, but I was worried about her health.

“I finally agreed to her request,” Hussein Majardi told ‘Sabq’ Arabic language newspaper at hospital in the southern town of Khamis Mushait.

“I just cannot describe my feelings of gratitude for her.

“I cannot find the proper words to thank her, but I ask God to enable me to return the favour and make her happy.”

He said doctors told him the transplant operation was successful, adding that his wife visited him after the surgery and that she was discharged three days later.