Liver donor back home

SINGAPORE - His wife thought he was joking and his children said he was crazy, but this did not deter Mr Chow Wei Lin (above), 48, from donating part of his liver to a little girl he has never even met.

Explaining his decision, Mr Chow, a technician supervisor at a factory that makes wall partitions and other construction material, said: "If it had been my children who needed the liver and neither my wife nor I could donate, I would wish for someone to come forward to help."

Mr Chow, who donated 28 per cent of his liver to 10-year-old Phyllis Poh, left the hospital for home on March 10. He's been told not to carry heavy things or do anything strenuous for 6-8 weeks.


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