Man donates kidney to his rescuer

Posted on July 12, 2006 

Man donates kidney to his rescuer

A man plucked from a raging torrent 20 years ago by a stranger has repaid the favour by donating a kidney to his rescuer.

Remzo Pivic, from the Bosnian town of Bosanski Brod, almost drowned when he fell into the icy water of the River Bosna two decades ago.

He was saved when passerby Ahmet Adulovic jumped in and pulled his lifeless body to safety.

The pair stayed in contact despite the fact that rescuer Adulovic emigrated to Canada, and when Pivic heard he was having kidney troubles he offered one of his own.

When doctors confirmed they were compatible, he flew to Ottawa to donate the organ.

He said: “I’ve finally been able to pay him back for saving my life 20 years ago.”

Adulovic, who is recovering well after the operation, said: “Remzo has a wife and kids, so I did not want to do it, but I got sicker, and he insisted, so I finally agreed. Now we are blood brothers.”

from Ananova


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