Wife to donate kidney to husband during live-streamed surgery

NagaMani Turaga, left, will donate a kidney to her husband, Bhargav, during a live streamed surgery at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Wednesday. (Facebook)
NagaMani Turaga would do anything to help her husband — including giving him a piece of herself.

On Wednesday afternoon, she'll do just that. Turga will donate a kidney to her husband, Bhargav, who is dealing with kidney problems that threaten to force the 45-year-old onto daily dialysis.

It's a gift that won't go unnoticed. Staff at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton are live streaming the transplant surgery online to raise awareness about kidney disease and the importance of organ donation.

The hospital's medical team will answer questions on social media both in and outside of the operating room during the transplant surgery.
'I can handle myself, I've had two C-sections.' - NagaMani Turaga
Turga told CBC News that she just wanted to make sure her husband wasn't suffering. Continue reading

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