Dad donates kidney to son - at age 79

Retired welder, now 81, is the oldest living kidney donor in Singapore

Mr Wong Siak Wan, 81, a retired welder, donated a kidney to his son at the age of 79.
Both Mr Wong Siak Wan and his son Jack are coping well, more than two years after the transplant.
Both Mr Wong Siak Wan and his son Jack are coping well, more than two years after the transplant.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

When Mr Wong Siak Wan discovered that his son Jack had been stricken with kidney failure in early 2015, he felt downcast.

His spirits took another hit when no family members were found suitable to donate a kidney.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 21, 2018, with the headline 'Dad donates kidney to son - at age 79'. Print Edition | Subscribe