Nadirah Muhammad: Hero teacher donates her kidney to save 18-yr-old student’s life


Nadirah Muhammad, a 39-year-old physical education and health teacher at Detroit’s West Side Academy, had donated a kidney to 18-year-old A’Ja Booth late 2014. Both survived the surgery.

A female teacher, Nadirah Muhammad, who donated her kidney to save a student’s life, has said there is nothing special about her selfless act. Muhammad, a physical education and health teacher at Detroit’s West Side Academy, had donated a kidney to 18-year-old A’Ja Boothlate 2014. The 39-year-old is married with a teenage son.

eAfter a successful operation, she returned walking arm-in-arm with Booth to meet a school in celebratory mood.

But, speaking at the ceremony celebrating Booth’s recovery and Muhammad’s remarkable gift, the teacher says she what she did is what she would expect if her own child was ill.

“If that was my child, I would want someone to do the same. It was a no-brainer,” she said.

She said the only time she had doubts about the donation was when doctors said there was a 2% to 3% chance she could die.

But she went ahead with the donation, saving Booths life.

“I’m blessed and I’m thankful,” a teary Booth said while addressing her classmates.

Booth will graduate on June 8th.

She plans to study nursing at Oakland University.


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