As a practicing Nephrologist, Nephrology Association Medical Group’s own Rizwan Badar, MD, knows first hand how much of a better option transplant is for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This is why when Rizan learned of his brother needing a kidney, he didn’t hesitate to offer one of his own.
According to Kidney News Online, Dr. Badar said the experience was humbling and that it has helped make him a better physician and improved the way he communicates with his patients.
Before, if someone asked me about kidney donation, I would just say ‘oh yeah, it’s easy. You just go have the surgery, they take out a kidney, and the next day you go home. … when it’s suddenly you, it makes you think about things a lot more.”
Kidney News Online’s article on the story is available here: https://www.kidneynews.org/kidney-news/features/share-the-spare-nephrologist-donates-kidney-to-brother