In Summary

  • When he travelled to India for treatment, the doctor asked him how he succumbed to a kidney failure yet he had no history of high blood pressure or diabetes.
  • “After several tests, my doctor in India told me that the over the counter malaria medication I took were the main reason for my kidney failure.”
  • The first transplant was done in 2000 in India and his 72-year-old mother Firozbanu Azad was the first donor.

Meeting Furhad Azad, 53, for the first time at his soft drink distribution shop in Nakuru town busy attending to his clients, it is hard to believe that he has undergone two kidney transplants in a span of 16 years.

The delicate and costly transplants have not hindered him from performing his duties.

“Unless I tell you I have undergone two kidney transplants there is no physical signs to show that because I’m carrying out my duties like any normal human being with two kidneys,” says Mr Azad.

 “Having a kidney transplant does not make you a lesser human being as one can still live a normal life.”

He blames his kidney failure to the over the counter cheap medicines for treating malaria which put his kidneys in danger.

“When I fell sick and a physician proscribed me malaria drugs without doing the test, little did I know that was the beginning of my kidney failure.”

When he travelled to India for treatment, the doctor asked him how he succumbed to a kidney failure yet he had no history of high blood pressure or diabetes.

“After several tests, my doctor in India told me that the over the counter malaria medication I took were the main reason for my kidney failure.”

The first transplant was done in 2000 in India and his 72-year-old mother Firozbanu Azad was the first donor.

The second transplant was done in 2016 and his 26-year old first born son Naqib Furhad Azad became the second donor.

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