New transplantation in OPEN NETWORK Program is happening tomorrow: Mother Nediha (64) from Lukavac is giving a kidney to her son Admir (36)
Another same blood type kidney transplantation will be performed tomorrow in Koc hospital in Istanbul, as part of a new collaboration with this hospital, in cooperation with Pr Lionel Rostaing, who has been leading this Program successfully since 2011.
Over 70 patients from all over Bosnia & Herzegovina have been successfully transplanted and we are extremely happy that this 36-year-old from Lukavac will have this “golden” opportunity that he has been waiting for since September 2016, when he started the dialysis program in Tuzla hospital.
Nobody talked with Admir about transplantation within the existing healthcare institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. When he applied to ON Program, Admir was a candidate for cadaveric transplantation in hospital in Nice, but after the first consultations with French medical team, they explained that living donor transplantation is almost 100% better solution for every dialysis patient, and they identified potential living donors withing Admir’s family.
After the consultations, it was easy for his mother Nediha to decide to be Admir’s donor – as every mother would. Last week Nediha and Admir went to Istanbul with OPEN NETWORK team, for the last preparations before transplantation. Tomorrow is a big day for both of them. As of tomorrow hope becomes reality for Admir Muminović from Lukavac.
Last night Admir’s spouse Amela, joined them in Istanbul, to support Admir and Nediha. Their children, Haris (9) and Maid (2), stayed home with other family members and they are waiting impatiently for their mother and father to return with the smile on their face, that they haven’t seen in a long time. They are waiting for their grandmother who set an extraordinary example and showed how important family is.
ON team – Irma Kolja and Svendi Zubović, and as of Monday, Davor Gaj, does an amazing job in making sure everything runs smoothly during the patient’s stay abroad. The final administrative preparations for Muminović family were completed today and we hope to bring you good news from Istanbul tomorrow.
Nediha, Admir, good luck and #NeverGiveUp !