Who transferred a kidney to Selena Gomez?

SELENA Gomez is an American actress, singer, businesswoman and producer who has been through a series of health problems.

The “Love You Like A Love Song” singer, 31, previously revealed that she needed a kidney transplant due to a debilitating condition.

Selena Gomez, 31, received a kidney from her close friend


Selena Gomez, 31, received a kidney from her close friendPhoto credit: AP:Associated Press

What illness does Selena Gomez suffer from?

Selena suffers from an incurable autoimmune disease called lupus, which she was diagnosed with in 2014.

It causes the immune system to become hyperactive and attack healthy parts of the body, causing inflammation and pain.

The disease causes damage to the joints, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels and brain.

Lupus symptoms can be controlled with medication, but there is no cure.

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Selena revealed that she struggled with panic attacks, anxiety and depression in 2016, which she said were triggered by the illness.

Who gave Selena Gomez a kidney?

The Disney star had to undergo a kidney transplant due to health complications from lupus.

Due to the autoimmune disease, she suffered organ damage, which prompted one of her best friends to become her kidney donor.

Selena praised her friend and actress Francia Raisa, 35, for giving her the “ultimate gift” and volunteering to donate her organ.

The couple had been friends since 2008 and remained close throughout the singer’s health struggles.

Francia is best known for her roles in Bring It On: All or Nothing, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Grown-ish and How I Met Your Father.

Selena said: “She volunteered and did it – and let alone someone wanting to volunteer, it’s incredibly difficult to find a partner.”

“The fact that she was a match is incredible. This isn’t real.”

However, in recent years there has been speculation of a rift between the duo and it is believed that they no longer speak to each other.

When did Selena Gomez receive a kidney transplant?

Selena announced that she had undergone a kidney transplant in a heartfelt Instagram post on September 14, 2017.

The Rare Beauty founder said she was “incredibly blessed” to have Francia as a friend and offered to donate the vital organ.

On the Today show, Francia revealed: “[Selena] says, “I don’t know what to do.” [donor wait] The list is seven to ten years long.

“And it just vomited out of me. I thought, ‘Of course I’ll get tested.'”

She also uploaded the same hospital snap as Selena, along with an emotional caption about helping her friend.

It said: “I am extremely grateful that God has entrusted me with something that has not only saved a life, but changed my life in the process.”

“This was part of our story and we will share it soon, but what is important now is that this is not the only story.”

What is the life expectancy of a person with lupus?

Lupus varies in intensity and severity, meaning some sufferers find it more difficult to control symptoms.

Selena revealed that she continues to take medication to manage the illness, telling fans that it sometimes makes her “shake.”

With ongoing treatment and regular checkups, up to 90 percent of people with lupus can expect a normal life expectancy.

According to the Lupus Foundation of AmericaThose affected should follow their doctor’s instructions, take their medications as prescribed, and lead a healthy lifestyle.

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“Only Murders In the Building” actress Selena is one of a handful of celebrities battling “the invisible illness.”

Toni Braxton, Kelle Bryan, Lady Gaga, Seal, Nick Cannon and Kelle Bryan have all also revealed that they are battling lupus.


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: celine@dailynationtoday.com.

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