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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Transit Worker Donates Kidney So Co-Worker Can Move Up Transplant List



TIME WARNER CABLE | Jose Martinez

A transit worker who helps to keep the subway system alive has now done the same for an ailing co-worker, with an organ donation that saved two people. NY1's Jose Martinez filed the following report.

Track workers George Muehlhaus and Victor Rivera are back on the job at the 38th Street Yard in Brooklyn, a long way from the chat that helped to save Rivera's life.

"I was sitting at my desk and he came up and said, 'Hey, how did the kidney stuff work?' And so I explained to him, and he was like, 'Oh, you know, why don't you give me the number.'" Rivera said.

In 2013, Rivera was diagnosed with kidney failure. Doctors said he would need dialysis and, one day, a transplant, to save his life. Continue reading

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