'My son needs me': Kidney donor sought for mom with rare blood type

BC CTV NEWS | Maria Weisgarber
A single mother with a rare blood type is hopeful that she'll find a living donor to buy her more time with her young son.

Shabrina Rahim, 38, has an autoimmune disease, and spent a year on dialysis a decade ago while she waited for a donor.

In her 20s at the time, she was sad that she was the youngest person at the hospital where she'd received the treatment, but what kept her going was the knowledge that somewhere there were children going through the same thing.

A family member was a match to her O-positive blood type, and made the donation that saved her life at the time.

"It was the best news," she told CTV Vancouver's Maria Weisgarber from her home in Surrey on Wednesday.

"I don't even know how to thank him and his family for doing what he did. He gave me another life."

And soon she shared her new life with a little one, giving birth to her son Sahil three years later. Continue reading


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