Suff.co.nz | Sarah Young
Nelson barista Dana Morgan was operated on in Wellington on Monday to donate her kidney to an unknown recipient, in what is known as an "altruistic donation".
Ms Morgan's journey began last August, after she met a woman on dialysis waiting for a new kidney.
"I didn't know anything about dialysis, kidney failure or organ transplants. I'd heard about Jonah Lomu and that was about it.
"I listened to all these things the woman had done in her life, and she still wanted to do more.
"My heart just went out to her, and I said 'are you telling me you need a kidney?' "
After the woman explained anybody could donate a kidney, Ms Morgan went to her GP saying she wanted to donate her kidney.
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