Authorisation panel rejects Sikh girl’s offer to donate kidney to Muslim friend

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The Authorisation Committee for organ transplants in Kashmir Tuesday rejected the case of a Sikh girl who had offered to donate her kidney to a terminally ill Muslim friend, on compassionate grounds.

Director Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Prof Omar Javed Shah, who is also chairperson of the committee, said there were “serious legal issues” in the case.

He said after examining the entire case in-depth the panel “unanimously decided not to authorize the donation”.

Quoting authorisation rules, the chairman said, the seven-member committee constituted under J&K Transplantation of Human Organ Rules was empowered to reject a case on basis of a “complaint or doubt”.

The Sikh girl, Manjot Singh Kohli has offered to donate kidney to save life of her friend Samreen Akhtar who is suffering from kidney failure.

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