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Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 11:04
A sick mum refused to accept her son's kidney - so he tricked her into taking it - [Photos]


Caring Imran Najeeb offered his mother Zainab Begum a kidney after her own suffered damage and were only functioning at 25 per cent.

A son whose sick mum refused to let him give her a kidney tricked her in to the transplant - by pretending he was already selling his organ on eBay.

Caring Imran Najeeb offered his mother Zainab Begum a kidney after her own suffered damage and were only functioning at 25 per cent.

But she refused because she didn't want him to put his own life "at risk'' by helping her.

Bank manager Imran, 34, then told his mother he was already donating his kidney anyway - and was selling it on the auction site.

Imran then took advantage of the fact his mother doesn't speak good English and showed her a picture of a kidney he got from Google - and told her it was his.

He told her: "Look mum - I'm selling my kidney on eBay and someone's going to pay me £10,000 for it."

His tactic worked when mum Zainab, now 52, replied: "Why would you sell your kidney to a complete stranger when you could give it to me?"

The pair have now undergone their respective operations and are recovering well.

Imran, from Blackburn, Lancashire, had been in contact with Royal Preston Hospital's transplant recipient co-ordinator Fiona Biggins for some time about his desperation to donate his kidney to his mum.

Imran is one of six siblings and is the eldest son.

Even though his dad and brothers and sisters were willing to be tested as suitable kidney matches, Imran felt it was his duty.

He says: "As the eldest son and brother, I felt it was my responsibility and I didn't let any of my brothers and sisters take the tests.

"But after my mum refused to let me donate my kidney, we had no choice but to let her remain on dialysis.

"She became very tired and drained and suffered from mood swings and life was very difficult."

Things came to a head when Imran overheard his mum talking to his cousin in Pakistan on the phone and discussing the possibility of buying a kidney and having the transplant abroad.

This angered Imran, but he decided to play it more cleverly and casually told her he had put his kidney up for sale on eBay - and a man from China was willing to pay £10,000 for it, reportedly.

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