Brother's greatest gift - his kidney

From left: Musicians Leslie and Lionel Tan of the T'ang Quartet with their younger brother, lawyer Leroy Tan. In January last year, Leslie donated his left kidney to Leroy, who was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure in 2013. Both older brothers
From left: Musicians Leslie and Lionel Tan of the T'ang Quartet with their younger brother, lawyer Leroy Tan. In January last year, Leslie donated his left kidney to Leroy, who was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure in 2013. Both older brothers had quickly stepped forward to be donors, but one obstacle followed another before the successful transplant was carried out at the Singapore General Hospital.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

T'ang Quartet brothers talk about arduous journey to donate kidney to younger sibling

Brothers Leslie and Lionel Tan have been known for beguiling audiences across the world as part of renowned local string chamber group T'ang Quartet for more than 20 years.

However, behind the curtain was a difficult period of about four years that the brothers experienced privately as a family.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2018, with the headline 'Gift of life from one brother to another'. Print Edition | Subscribe