Curtis Hendrix, College Student Who Donated His Left Kidney to Stranger

In June 2011, Curtis Hendrix called the Clinic's transplant center to find out how he could donate one of his kidneys. Four months later, following a series of interviews with various physicians and a battery of medical tests, he was approved for the surgery. Hendrix was one of 48 living kidney donors who had surgery at the Clinic in 2011 and one of only two who didn't know who the recipient would be.

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60 Lives, 30 Kidneys, All Linked

A donation by a Good Samaritan, Rick Ruzzamenti, set in motion a 60-person chain of transplants that ended with a kidney for Donald C. Terry Jr. Rick Ruzzamenti admits to being a tad impulsive. He traded his Catholicism for Buddhism in a revelatory flash. He married a Vietnamese woman he had only just met. And

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HuffPost Greatest Person of the Day

Melissa Arlio is an upbeat, healthy 26-year-old from a big Italian family in Wayne, NJ. With nothing to gain and a good deal to lose (namely, her job) Arlio elected to undergo surgery and donate one of her kidneys to a complete stranger last March. She did so in order to start an altruistic kidney chain through the National Kidney Registry.

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