Kidney donation watched a close relative (my daughter-in-law Priya’s mother) battle with kidney disease and observing the agony of the patient, the immediate family and the difficulty in finding a donor. I began making enquiries if I could donate mine. After consulting my doctor friends and finding myself healthy, I saw no harm in it. Though my family and friends initially discouraged me I managed to convince them. Meanwhile I read about Rev. Fr. Chiramel who was an inspiration to me and joined hands with him to find a recipient and eventually formed a donor program. The program enables easy access to donors, legal and documentational assistance. Read More
I have recorded my experience in a book ‘ A journey to one kidney’ which is soon to be published..
Euthanasia I feel very strongly about “leave the world with dignity”. When death is imminent and obvious in case of terminal illness or failure of your body systems, I feel it is cruel to prolong life through ventilators, painful surgeries and even bringing on financial and other burdens to your near and dear. Hence I have approached the judiciary for legal sanction for a natural death.