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Transplant surgeon donates own kidney to save his mother's life

A transplant surgeon has joined the ranks of organ donors by giving up one of his own kidneys to save his mother's life.

Asim Syed, 32, who has carried out more than 100 operations at Hammersmith Hospital, London, became a patient in his own unit and was operated on by colleagues.

He is believed to be the first transplant specialist to become a donor. He put himself forward when his 64-year-old mother, Dilshad, became ill and was told she could die within months.