Pakistani couple sell daughter to save son’s lifeMay 16th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 16 (ANI): A poor Pakistani couple sold their four-year-old daughter to save the life of their 12-year-old son.
Mazari Maher and Sardar Khatoon, from district Shikarpur, sold their daughter, Haseena, to their neighbours in their native village Laki for the treatment of their son, Abdul Rasheed, suffering from aplastic anaemia.
It is a condition where bone marrow does not produce sufficient new cells to replenish blood cells, reports Daily Times.
Haseena’s mother said that selling their daughter to a neighbouring family meant the girl would be married with a boy of that family when she grows up.
The couple was shocked when a private hospital told them that the treatment - a bone marrow transplant - would cost millions.
According to the estimated expenses given by the hospital to the father, the transplant would cost Rs 1.5 million in addition to Rs 16,500 for HLA typing per person and Rs 35,000 per month for the follow up treatment.
Pakistan Medical Association Secretary General Dr Habib Soomro said there was no facility of bone marrow transplants at any government hospital.
Rasheed’s parents visit the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) whenever his condition becomes serious and his nose starts bleeding. (ANI)
- Stem cell transplant cheap in India, but very few centres - Jan 01, 2011
- Pak businessman is Delhi's first marrow transplant case from unrelated donor - Sep 17, 2012
- Long-term pesticide exposure is harmful: STM study - Jun 20, 2012
- Bonds that shine: Sisters polish shoes for ailing brother - Aug 12, 2010
- Iraqi woman gets new life with bone marrow transplant in India - Sep 23, 2010
- Salman Khan Pledges Bone Marrow For Marrow Donor Registry (India) - Nov 18, 2010
- Sahara Hospital to start bone-marrow transplant - Sep 24, 2011
- Salman Khan to donate his bone marrow - Nov 14, 2010
- Brit boy, 9, gifts younger brother his bone marrow for Christmas - Dec 27, 2010
- Mums' stem cells could be key to treating genetic disease before birth - Jan 19, 2011
- Iraqi cancer patient finds hope in India - May 23, 2012
- Oz researchers identify new disease and its cure - May 18, 2010
- UAE helps Syrian girl get medical treatment - Aug 28, 2012
- Stem cells may help treat aggressive multiple sclerosis - Mar 22, 2011
- Mother's bone marrow could cure diseases in unborn baby - Jan 19, 2011
Tags: anaemia, association secretary, blood cells, bone marrow transplant, bone marrow transplants, dr habib, government hospital, jinnah postgraduate medical centre, jinnah postgraduate medical centre jpmc, khatoon, lahore, laki, maher, neighbours, pakistan medical association, postgraduate medical centre, private hospital, sardar, shikarpur, soomro