Sagamore Hills man finds that donating a kidney is no simple thing

The Plain Dealer - Angela Townsend
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- At 2:40 a.m. Pacific time on Dec. 13, a man in his 50s received a new kidney following a 3 1/2-hour surgery in California. He had been on the transplant wait list for more than four years.

The kidney came from Curtis Hendrix of Sagamore Hills, who was recovering in a room in the Cleveland Clinic's Miller Family Pavilion that night.

Six months earlier, Hendrix, 21, haddecided he wanted to donate a kidney. To a stranger. The idea, he said, came to him in a dream.
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