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Friday, March 25, 2016

Kidney Swap Gives Long Island Woman New Lease On Life

CBS New York 

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — In a first for Long Island, a multi-state swap of kidneys has helped transform three lives in three states.

As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Monday, it all began last Tuesday in Suffolk County.

Tom Danz and his wife Angela were able to greet and thank their doctors just after both underwent kidney surgery in a most remarkable way.

Two years ago, both of Angela’s kidneys had to be removed due to spreading tumors. Tom immediately stepped forward to offer one of his own.

“We were hit with some devastating news that we weren’t a match, which was devastating for both of us,” Tom Danz said.

The couple’s daughter was among friends and family who also volunteered, but were not a match.

“Even though we got a denial of results, there was always hope that someone else was in the system,” said their daughter, Alex Danz.

Staff at the Stony Brook Kidney Center found that hope by searching the National Organ Donor Registry. Then last week, using couriers and airplanes, they sent Tom Danz’s kidney to a recipient in St. Louis whose non-matching donor’s kidney was then sent to a matching recipient in Minnesota. Continue reading

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