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2098Rita would no more need a kidney donor

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  • Varun Rattan Singh
    Jun 21, 2007
      Rita would no more need a kidney donor


      Shimla: Rita, a resident of Krishna Nagar, Shimla, who had been
      suffering from kidney failure and was under treatment in Post Graduate
      Institute (PGI), Chandigarh, succumbed to her ailment yesterday.

      The Chairman of Himachal Chapter of Society for Disability and
      Rehabilitation Studies (SDRS), Ajai srivastava who had earlier
      appealed for an O+ve (O positive) kidney donor for the 25-year old
      poor woman, informed that as no donor could not be found on time, all
      prayers to save her life went futile.

      HimVani through its website had also appealed for a kidney donor and
      monetary help. While many had come forward to provide monetary help,
      no kidney donor could be found. HimVani had received a couple of
      emails - of which HimVani still has copies, and shared with Srivastava
      - to volunteer to be a kidney donor, but only for some monetary price.
      HimVani had taken a stand not to encourage organ selling, hence the
      requests were not forwarded to Rita's family.

      HimVani mourns the death of Rita and regrets, it could not do enough
      to save her life and reach out to people who could have been possible
      kidney donors.

      Srivastava informed that while Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh,
      Virbhadra Singh had assured to meet the total expenses - of about Rs 2
      lakh - of the transplant from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, it's
      the wait for a donor that took the toll on Rita.