Girl with four kidneys plans to donate two

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London, Feb 18: The problem of illegal organ transplant and trade would not have been there, had mother nature endowed all of with four functional kidneys just like a British girl.

The 18-year-old Laura Moon was now considering to donate the extra organs for transplant operations. ''I hope I can help somebody else while I am young. I will do everything in my power to become a donor,'' the Daily Mail quoted Ms Moon as saying.Her two kidneys measure 14 cm and the other two 9 cm each. It is not known why people develop multiple, or duplex, organs but one in 125 people have one extra kidney, normally a partial organ. Though the patient has no problems but they could be more prone to urinary infections.

Transplant surgeon Niaz Ahmad said parts of the kidney system could be duplicated but having completely duplex kidneys on both sides was extremely rare.

Surgeons have given green light on Ms Moons's ability to donate her extra kidneys.


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