Kolkata hospital celebrates Valentine’s Day with spouses

Kolkata, Feb 14 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): A city hospital celebrated Valentibes Day in a different fashion with spouses who transplanted kidneys in the hospital.
“I am spellbound, and at the same time awestruck, it is really great to see that when couples spend money in giving costly gifts to their loved ones, here the couples gifted an organ to their beloved, this
makes the thing truly spellbinding,”  fashion designer Agnimitra Paul said.
“We want to encourage people to shower love in a bigger way. It takes lot of love to donate an organ to someone and this is the kind of initiative we wanted to address and today we have accomplished such an effort to a certain extent,” Kunal Sarkar, Vice President, Rabindranath Tagore  International Institute of Cardiac Sciences said.
The hospital performs 150 kidney transplantation per year and 3000 haemodialysis per month, which is the highest number done in any hospital in India, officials said.
Kunal Sarkar also said: “26 percent of the donors are spouses donors, just second to parental donors.”

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