July 16, 2015 – Picture: White, Russian Man Turns Black After Liver Transplant Surgery From African American Donor
The man pictured above, Semen Gendler from South-West Russia was diagnosed with cancer and Hepatitis C and needed a liver transplant to survive.
Doctors told the 65-year-old inventor that his only hope was to get a liver transplant from a compatible donor.
A 38-year-old African American man donated his liver to him and the operation was successful.
Months after the liver transplant surgery, Mr Semen Gendler skin has started turning dark.
Hear what Gendler’s friend told a media outlet in Russia:
“I noticed that his skin was getting darker. When he told me they had given him the liver of an African-American man, I guess that was probably the reason for the colour change. He said that he had been initially delighted at having the liver of a 38-year-old and added that it had given him a new lease of life.”
Is there a medical explanation for this?