The Herald Sun | Neil Offen
Sue Gommer has polycystic kidney disease and has been undergoing dialysis — regular mechanical cleansing of the blood — for almost two years. And, she said, “dialysis is no fun.”
Jennifer wanted to donate a kidney to her mother but the two women weren’t a blood-type match. Neither was any other member of their family.
The 67-year-old Sue Gommer couldn’t wait the seven or eight years it might take to get a kidney from a cadaver.
But Sue Gommer is scheduled to get her new, healthy, living kidney Monday at Duke University Medical Center. She’ll be receiving it from a man she doesn’t know, from what’s called an altruistic — or Good Samaritan — donor.
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