Transplant Nurse Donates Own Kidney to Patient

Transplant Nurse Donates Own Kidney to Patient

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Nurse gives kidney EmoryUniversityHospitalThe way Clay Taber looks at it, he’s got three moms now, after a transplant nurse, practically a stranger, donated one of her healthy kidneys so that he might start married life untethered to a dialysis machine.

Allison Batson first heard about Taber, now 23, when a nurse at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital told her “it looks like we’ve got  a 22-year-old in renal failure,” Batson recalled. “It just tore me up.”

Tests revealed he had Goodpasture syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease that attacks the kidneys or the lungs.

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Photo from Emory University Hospital

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