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Florida: A girl donated her kidney to the person who acquired two of her husband’s organs 16 years in the past. Terri Herrington, from Pensacola, mentioned that she feels somewhat nearer to her late husband after the organ donation.
Terri befriended Jeffrey Granger after he acquired her late husband Bryan’s kidney and pancreas. When that kidney failed final 12 months, Terri volunteered to donate her personal kidney to Jeff.
Bryan misplaced his life in a tragic fall from a home whereas he was working. Whereas Jeff acquired his pancreas and kidney, Bryan’s coronary heart, lungs and liver have been donated to different individuals.
Terri and Bryan exchanged nameless notes and vacation playing cards as they weren’t allowed to know one another. Terri later launched herself and the 2 developed a fantastic bond of friendship over time.
Final 12 months, when Jeff posted on social media that the donated kidney had began failing and Terri supplied to donate her kidney. Jeff thought that she was kidding, nevertheless, she was “critical as a brand new kidney”.
Jeff’s spouse Pam was additionally a match for him however he determined to take Terri’s provide in order that Pam might be his caregiver after the operation.
Now, Terri’s kidney sits proper subsequent to the kidney donated by her late husband. “We’re again collectively,” Terri advised CNN.
Dr Mark Johnson of UF Well being Shands Hospital mentioned that Terri’s kidney has elevated Jeff’s life expectancy and in addition improved his high quality of life. This kidney is anticipated to final one other 10 to 14 years.
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