Monk donates kidney to stranger
Venerable Shi Ming Yi, the former head of Ren Ci Hospital, has donated his kidney to a stranger in need.
The monk underwent an operation on Monday (April 27), reported Shin Min Daily News.
He and the recipient of his kidney are recuperating well, according to the Chinese daily.
The patient reportedly comes from a low-income family and does not know the monk.
Ven Ming Yi has kept a low profile since his conviction for misappropriating funds and falsifying accounts while he was chief executive of Ren Ci Hospital.
He served four months in jail in 2010 and was removed from his posts at the hospital.
Prior to the case, he was well-known for performing daring stunts to raise funds for the hospital in live television charity shows.
He is still an abbot at Foo Hai Ch'an Monastery, but is no longer the Geylang temple’s charity trustee and president.
A devotee, who was not named, told Shin Min Daily News: "He didn’t tell anyone, we only found out after the operation."
Source: The Straits Times