Reward organ donors, and thousands of lives will be saved

Howard Broadman's grandson Quinn was born with serious kidney problems. Broadman would gladly donate a kidney to save his grandson’s life, but Quinn is still too young for a transplant—and by the time he’s ready, his grandfather will be too old. So Broadman offered to donate a kidney to a patient who needs one now, in exchange for a “voucher” that Quinn can use when he needs a transplant in the future.

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Mom Donates a Kidney to a Stranger to Save Her Son as Part of a Life-Saving Kidney Chain

When Belinda Hudson's 18-year-old son, Nigel Dalton, needed a kidney, she didn’t hesitate to offer one of her own. Unfortunately, she wasn’t a match. She was, however, a perfect match for a complete stranger. So she offered her kidney, and in return her son found a match as well. Through the National Kidney Registry, a chain of six people and three kidneys was formed, all linked together by the gift of life.

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Transplant chains let strangers give kidney patients new life

Jeff West's kidneys were failing and he would soon have to go on dialysis. But shortly before treatments even began, he received an unexpected gift—a kidney donated by a volunteer he had never met. It happened through what's called a transplant chain: a set of surgeries, stacked like dominoes, that depend on people willing to literally give a part of themselves to someone they don't know.

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