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  Life   Health  19 Jan 2017  Woman uses Craigslist to get kidney, instead receives it from mother

Woman uses Craigslist to get kidney, instead receives it from mother

AP
Published : Jan 19, 2017, 8:34 am IST
Updated : Jan 19, 2017, 8:39 am IST

Nina Saria did get a kidney in 2015 but doctors said it couldn't be used due to complications

Nina finally got the kidney from her mother after a U.S. Senator intervened to grant the permission for her mother to fly from the Republic of Georgia to the USA. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Nina finally got the kidney from her mother after a U.S. Senator intervened to grant the permission for her mother to fly from the Republic of Georgia to the USA. (Photo: Pixabay)

Barrington: A New Jersey woman who found a kidney donor on Craigslist in 2015 but later was told the organ transplant couldn't happen because of complications has now received a kidney.

Egg Harbor City resident Nina Saria said Tuesday she got a kidney last month from her mother, who lives in the Republic of Georgia. She says Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez intervened with federal officials to grant her mother permission to travel to the United States. Saria suffered from kidney failure due to an autoimmune disease.

Glenn Calderbank had responded to the Craigslist ad posted by Saria's husband and prepared to undergo surgery in December 2015. But the operation was canceled after Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania doctors found Calderbank's liver had a chronic disease.

Tags: kidney transplant, liver transplant