Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re happy to bring you a story that gives a whole new meaning to finding your match. A Tennessee woman who found out she was in kidney failure and needed a transplant found a donor very close to home - in her husband.
Reda Blair was added to the national transplant list, but she had no idea how long it would take to find a match. It could be months or even years, but then she got some surprising news. Her husband, Mike, was tested and found out he was a match.
Mike not only saved his wife’s life by donating a kidney to her, he made it even more special by asking the hospital to do the transplant on a day near and dear to the couple. So on their 35th wedding anniversary, they had the successful surgery. "It truly is a love story," Reda says. "He's my soulmate, he's my partner, he's my best friend and the love of my life."
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