Kidney from Best Man for Bride-to-be

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 11, 2011 at 11:19 PM Organ Donation News
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Leanne Kennedy, 30, is in dire need of a kidney transplant as she needs to undergo dialysis everyday.

Kidney disease has been like a sibling for most of her life and in 2007 she received a  major blow, kidney failure. Ever since, she needs dialysis everyday to survive.
 Kidney from Best Man for Bride-to-be
Kidney from Best Man for Bride-to-be

On the waiting list for kidney transplant and not having found any luck, she brushed the attempts of Stuart Kilgannon , the best man for her wedding in September, to take a test to determine  his potential as a kidney donor.

As luck and grace would have it, a perfect donor match was found in Stuart Kilgannon and the transplant surgery is now planned for January 2012 .

Leanne said: "I don't think Stuart realized that someone who is alive could donate a kidney. He knew I was poorly but not how poorly because I don't advertise it. When he realized, he offered to be tested straight away. I will be eternally grateful. I will be able to get on with my life and plan a family. I'm one of the lucky ones. Some people have been on the waiting list for 10 years."

Source: Medindia

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