Son, father both receive kidney-pancreas transplant

The Columbus Dispatch | Misti Crane

Moses Allen said he doesn’t care much about pain.

So the 36-year-old tattoo artist didn’t fear the kidney/pancreas transplant in 2007 that rescued him from dialysis and gave him back his strength.

His father, however, is wired a little differently.

“I said, ‘Man, I don’t want anyone opening me up like that,’ ” said 55-year-old Artis Allen, who, like his son, ended up on dialysis for damage caused by poorly controlled Type 1 diabetes.