|John Williamson, left, said he had no hesitation in |
helping Andy Williamson
In 2011, his donated kidney failed so he now has to have dialysis every day while he waits for a new organ.
Now, thanks to a social networking site, his American cousin John Williamson has come forward and offered him one of his kidneys.
Musician Andy Williamson, 44, who lives in Ashburton, Devon, said it was an amazing gift.
"We don't actually know each other that well, having grown up on different sides of the Atlantic, but we are friends on Facebook," he said.
"John saw that I was in need of a new kidney, and offered to be a living donor."
Advertising account manager John Williamson, 41, said that once he realised his cousin's plight, he had no hesitation in coming forward.