Every now and then we hear a story that leaves us inspired by the beauty of an unselfish and kind act. This is one of them. Salome Siebritz, a nurse with a huge heart, took it upon herself to drive 2 patients 800km so they could receive kidneys.
Salome Siebritz, one of the National Renal Care nurses providing acute dialysis to patients in Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas, recently showed South Africa what selflessness looks like.
When getting two kidney transplant patients to Cape Town in time to receive kidneys proved difficult, Salome drove them there herself.
GoodThingsGuy reports that Salome drove the 800km through the night to make sure her patients are on time.
The two patients, Cally Williams and an anonymous patient, were on time to get the transplants they so desperately needed, thanks to Salome's actions.
Had they been too late, both patients would have missed out on the kidney donations and would have had to wait months, or even years more until they could get another donor.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Robert Souter, chief executive officer of NRC, praised Salome for going beyond her call of duty to help the two patients.
Our staff are always committed to ensuring the well-being of our patients, and many form a special bond with the patients they assist with dialysis over the years.
Souter added that when a kidney is available, time is of the essence. It can make a real difference between life or death.
Salome serves as a wonderful example of the spirit of Ubuntu and showing love to your fellow South African without expecting anything in return.
Mzansi needs more people like this amazing nurse.
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