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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Woman on Transplant list gives up liver to stranger

WFAA | Sebastian Robertson

DALLAS — A North Texas woman was faced with a seemingly impossible decision: receive a liver transplant or give up her spot to a young woman that would likely die on the waiting list.

Sixty-nine-year-old Brenda Jones, of Dallas, made the decision to stay on the organ donation list just a little bit longer.

Jones is a great grandmother who spent a year waiting on a transplant because her liver was failing. She knew her life would continue because someone else's ended.

“You kind of put that out of your mind that someone else is going so that you can have a second chance,” Jones said.

That day came. On July 18 of this year, Jones got the call she was waiting for and was rushed to Dallas’ Baylor University Medical Center. Continue reading

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