- A human body has built-in redundancies.
- There are two kidneys, but some people can live with one kidney.
- U Aung Zaw Maung (Pet78, ex-UCC) mentioned that his father lived for 40 years with one good kidney.
- Saya U Tin Hlaing (M59) was Head of the Agricultural Engineering (sub-department of Mechanical Engineering).
- He had kidney problem, but he did not have access to the two dialysis machines (that were for VIP in Burma).
- He applied for passport and visa to have medical treatment abroad, but he did not receive them in time.
U Aung Zaw
- Saya U Aung Zaw (ex-UCC) is indebted to his spouse Daw Kyawt, who donated her kidney.
It was not an exact match, but the match was good enough for the transplant.
- The true love story can be read in Saya’s first book “Bawa and Dhamma”.
I wrote a Foreword for the book.
- He published a second book “Cetana thi tha Kan”.
- The book has a section written by me based on his ideas.
- U Aung Myint (Henry Lim) served as Chief Editor of the BAPS Newsletter and an Associate Editor of the commemorative issue of “RIT Alumni International Newsletter” for SPZP-2000.
- He founded the “Golden Padauk” and “Durian” magazines in the San Francisco Bay Area, but at his doctors’ advice, he stopped publishing the magazines to preserve his health.
- Luckily, he found a match for his kidney transplant.
- U Aung Khin (SPHS 63, DSA, GBNF) is the second son of Dr. Ko Gyi (Medical Superintendent of EENT).
- Both he and his younger brother Thein Wai (SPHS63) were our classmates.
- He had two kidney transplants.
- [Per U Aung Kyi] U Aung Khin succumbed while he was trying to have a third transplant.