Members of New York’s Finest are duty-bound to save the lives of complete strangers. This time, a complete stranger is saving the life of one good cop.
Though not a match, Sophia Jackson will donate her kidney on the officer’s behalf–putting Alston one step closer to finding her match.
In December 2021, PIX11 interviewed Brett Ashley, who expected to die if he didn’t get a kidney transplant. Nine months later, he received the gift of life.
Molly Gray and Dan Napoleon are fellow soccer parents whose friendship turned into something more when Molly donated her kidney on behalf of Dan, who has end-stage renal disease. Thanks to Molly and the NKR’s paired exchange program, Dan has a new kidney from a living donor.
Helicon firefighter Lael Feist recently underwent transplant surgery to donate a kidney to UAH student Alex Jones, who has Alport syndrome, a condition which causes progressive loss of kidney function.
On June 8, 2022, Roy McIntosh, 48, of Mays Landing, underwent a kidney transplant at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. His new kidney came from a living donor he had never met: a woman from Texas who saw and seized an opportunity to help a stranger.
Thanks to the new kidney she got in March, Molly Schuyler has had plenty of opportunities to do the things she loves—sing, color, play with her friends and go to the park.
I first met Laurie Norris in a class at Youngstown State University years ago. What I always remembered about her was how kind and thoughtful she was. Then I heard about something Laurie was doing—something very brave and selfless. She was going to donate her kidney to someone very dear to her.
“The National Kidney Registry used my non-directed donation to start a kidney chain in which four people got the life-saving kidney transplants they needed.” …
For patients with kidney failure, there are two treatment options: dialysis or a kidney transplant. The ideal option for patients with kidney failure is a kidney transplant, preferably from a living donor. A successful kidney transplant can offer a cure for kidney disease.