HIV positive patient donates kidney in first ever such organ transplant
A middle-aged woman from Maryland, USA has become the first person living with HIV to donate her kidney to an HIV negative person in arguably huge medical breakthrough.
Nina Martinez traveled from Atalanta to Maryland and was wheeled into operating room Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland in USA on Monday, March 22, to make a difference in someone’s life.
The 35-year-old medical consultant disclosed she acquired tested HIV positive when she was only six through blood transfusion in 1983 as reported by Washington Post on Thursday, March 28.
“Society perceives me and people like me as people who bring death. And I can’t figure out any better way to show that people like me can bring life,” she said ahead of the surgery.