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LOWELL, MASS. (WHDH) – A Lowell man who wished to donate considered one of his kidneys to his ailing girlfriend however was not a match swapped his organ with a stranger who occurred to be the proper match.
“She began getting sick round 17 months in the past,” Ryan Adams stated of his longtime girlfriend, Karina Fuentes Lucic.
When Lucic’s kidney began failing, Adams provided to donate his. However after fundamental testing, they realized that his kidney wasn’t a match.
Adams didn’t hand over hope, and later found that he might nonetheless assist Lucic get a brand new kidney, even when it wasn’t his.
“He principally donated his kidney to somebody who matches his,” Lucic defined. “Then somebody on the market had a kidney that matched me. So it’s like a swap.”
After simply two weeks on the checklist ready to search out somebody who could be a match for Lucic, the couple received the information they had been hoping for.
“We had been 16 days on the checklist and we received a match,” Adams stated.
The couple scheduled their surgical procedures quickly after that.
Adams donated his kidney at Brigham and Girls’s Hospital and Lucic was in a position to obtain her kidney later that evening.
The restoration has been tough however each are therapeutic nicely and say the surgical procedures had been value it.
“I’ve plenty of power now, I’ve much more motivation than I did earlier than,” Lucic stated.
The couple now desires folks to know that residing organ donation isn’t a scary factor.
“You possibly can nonetheless reside a traditional life. Individuals suppose you probably have one kidney you possibly can’t reside off that or do what you usually do,” Lucic stated. “So long as you’re wholesome, donate.”
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