THERE'S something about this four-year-old without a kidney.
The story of Bryan Liu's fight for survival was told in The New Paper last Monday (read more) and it moved readers to contact us.
But instead of offering money, as many have done in past instances, the readers offered to donate their kidneys to the child.
As many as six readers called or e-mailed The New Paper to make the offer.
All sounded genuine. Unfortunately, after we spoke to them it was found that none of them has a blood group that matches Bryan's. He can accept a kidney only from someone with O+ type blood.
Bryan's family has since set up a Facebook group to reach out to more people in their quest for a matching donor.
Cases of total strangers offering to donate an organ randomly are still very uncommon in Singapore.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) said there have been individuals who have indicated to the National Organ Transplant Unit their interest in donating a kidney or part of their liver to patients on the waiting list.