Cody Enterprise | Buzzy Hassrick
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a three-part series about life-saving kidney transplants, told from the perspectives of both donors and recipients. This is “National Donate Life Month.”)
The topic of a kidney donation began as a light-hearted exchange between brothers Jeff and Greg Taggart.
“Initially it appeared as a kind of joke,” Greg recalls. “We kind of have a dark sense of humor.”
Then the joking turned somber as Jeff became ill.
“I was unaware of how sick he actually was,” Greg says. “When the joking became serious, it got me thinking and my wife thinking.”
He learned that Jeff, who’d been living with diabetes, had developed kidney disease. Jeff’s four siblings – Greg, Chris, Colette and Megan – talked among themselves about becoming a donor and got tested.
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