Marion woman meets man from Utah she donated kidney to


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MARION, Iowa (KCRG) – Cheryl Moore, from Marion, donated one in every of her kidneys to a person from Utah earlier this 12 months after seeing a submit on Fb. Thursday afternoon, she obtained to satisfy him for the primary time at Wanatee Park in Marion.

Michael J. Braginton, from Spanish Fork, Utah, suffered from kidney failure as a result of points with blood stress, and was on dialysis for round 4 years. He stated listening to from Moore final 12 months was like a miracle.

“It modified my life,” Braginton stated. “I imply dialysis, kidney failure and dialysis that slowly takes your life. And it was, I might inform.”

After seeing the submit, Moore shortly obtained examined and realized she was a match. She says after that, there was no query she needed to donate a kidney to Braginton.

“It was straightforward, like really easy,” Moore stated. “I don’t really feel any totally different, however his entire life is totally different. Like he’s wholesome once more, he can do issues together with his household once more, they hike they go on trip, and he was restricted to not with the ability to try this.”

In response to the Iowa Donor Community, as of June 1, there are greater than 107,000 folks ready for a life-saving organ transplant in the US, together with almost 600 in Iowa. A single organ donor can save as much as eight lives and a single tissue donor can heal 50-300 folks.

Iowans can register to avoid wasting lives at

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