A woman giving a kidney to her brother died during the surgery, CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported.
However, late Wednesday night there was a stunning development, one that might just bring solace to a grieving family.
Roberto Medina of the Bronx had spent that last two-plus weeks heartbroken over the loss of his sister, Yolanda, who died on the operating table, trying to give him a kidney.
“It was the gift of life. It was supposed to be the happiest day of our life, and it’s the saddest one,” Medina said.
Yolanda Medina was 41, the picture of health and a mother of three who simply wanted to save her brother’s life. However, according to her family, Yolanda’s aorta was severed while on the operating table at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx on May 23.