A Florida firefighter literally gave a piece of himself to a woman he’d never met before. David Blair, 41 says faith led him to donate his kidney to 33-year-old Heidi Hughes after seeing a social media post from her father looking for help.
Blair took a survey through the hospital’s organ transplant website and then did a series of follow-up tests to find out if he was an eligible donor for the Colorado woman. He was a match and doctors at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina recently did the kidney transplant. The surgery was a success and Blair and Hughes are both recovering.
Hughes is thankful and says she plans to take good care of the life-saving gift from Blair. And he advises anyone who’s thinking about becoming a living organ donor to do it. “Go with your gut,” he says. “No pun intended.”
Source: Daytona Beach News Journal