A man's gift for Mother's Day: His liver

Updated 2018-05-11 16:43:01

Mr Xie and his mother pose for a picture with medical staff from Zhongshan Hospital on May 10, before they were discharged from the hospital. (Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn)

A 29-year-old man and his mother were discharged from Zhongshan Hospital in Shanghai on Thursday after he donated half of his liver to save her life.

The mother was suffering from severe cirrhosis, a condition in which the liver does not function properly.

The man, identified as Mr Xie by the Zhongshan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University in Shanghai, and his mother underwent surgeries for liver transplantation on April 12.

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