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02:15  03 july  2019
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Texas man, 84, becomes nation's oldest kidney donor after giving organ to neighbor

Texas man, 84, becomes nation's oldest kidney donor after giving organ to neighbor Frank Dewhurst became the nation’s oldest living kidney donor recently when he knocked on his ailing 72-year-old neighbor’s door and offered to help her out. Linda Nall, who has lupus and was suffering from kidney failure, said she assumed Frank Dewhurst was knocking on her door to tell her that her sign was against Homeowner’s Association rules, according to a press release from Houston Methodist Hospital. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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The two sisters also wanted to donate their kidneys to their ailing father, but by that point, Mark was The donors , including the Goralski sisters , recipients, and part of the medical staff involved in the Hannah’s kidney had gone to Julia Bauchwitz. Bauchwitz’s friend, Kathryn Mottl, was inspired to

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Chicago — Sisters Bethany and Hannah Goralski lost their father, Mark last year from kidney failure, nearly a decade after receiving a kidney transplant from his son, Josh. Bethany was ready to donate another kidney to her dad, but Mark died before she had the chance.

"We had known what organ donation could do for people and how much of a miracle it was and we didn't want someone else to go through what we did," Bethany said.

Bethany and Hannah's instinct was to give. If not to their dad, then to a stranger.

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The sisters stuck together. Their surgeries were performed a day apart in March and that set off a chain reaction. Ten donors and recipients met for the first time this week at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Sisters Donate Their Kidneys to Strangers After Dad Dies Without Getting Transplant

Sisters Donate Their Kidneys to Strangers After Dad Dies Without Getting Transplant Illinois sisters Hannah and Bethany Goralski donated their kidneys to strangers after their father died while in need of a kidney transplant. The siblings’ father, Mark Goralski, had Crohn’s disease and suffered from kidney failure, according to Good Morning America. He died in September 2018. “We just want to make sure two less families had to go through what we went through,” Bethany, 25, told the outlet.

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Hannah Goralski's kidney went to Julia Bauchwitz. Her friend Kathryn Motti donated to Michael Apa. His daughter Michelle's kidney went to Luis Sandoval. The next day, Bethany's kidney went to Melanie Mavec whose father Richard Pollack paid it forward, donating a kidney to Christopher Heitz.

"That probably was the biggest smile on my 10-year-old's face was for me to go back in the yard again and play catch with him," Heitz said.

Bethany said she wasn't able to save her dad, but she was able to save someone else's life. All of them got a second chance.

"It's great to have a life back," Bauchwitz said. "It's been a long time."

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