American Waitress Donates Her Organ to a Regular Customer With Renal Cancer

by Julia Samuel on  June 1, 2015 at 4:28 PM Organ Donation News
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A waitress in Georgia has decided to donate her kidney to a long time regular customer of the restaurant. Mariana Villarreal, waitress in Hooters, Roswell offered to donate one of her kidneys to long time patron Don Thomas.
American Waitress Donates Her Organ to a Regular Customer With Renal Cancer
American Waitress Donates Her Organ to a Regular Customer With Renal Cancer
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Don Thomas lost both his kidneys to cancer. Though both of them barely know each other, Villarreal recently offered to donate him one of her kidneys.

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Villarreal explains that the reason for the donation is her grandmother who recently succumbed to kidney failure.

Dr. Harrison Pollinger, one of the program directors of the Piedmont Transplant Institute, said that both donor and recipient should be able to live healthy lives after the surgery. Villarreal says she hopes their story will inspire others to donate organs to those in need.

Source: Medindia
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