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Mum and dad each donate a kidney to save uremia-sticken son and daughter

A couple in China are donating a kidney each in a bid to save their children, Beijing News reported.

Their two children, 17-year-old Li Kai and 26-year-old Li Min, were diagnosed with uremia in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

Uremia occurs when waste products build up in the body because the kidneys are unable to eliminate them.

Li Kai has been undergoing dialysis at home since August 2012. His treatment costs at least 6,000 yuan (S$1,300) a month, reported China.org.cn.

The mother, Duan Shuhua, donated a kidney to her son on Wednesday (Jan 14).

The father, Li Qingzhong, will donated a kidney to his daughter soon.

The couple are both farmers from China's Hebei Province​. They have been struggling to make ends meet.

The General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Forces said it would not be charging the family for the operations.

Sources: Shanghai Daily, China.org.cn

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