Charles County officer donates kidney to fellow officer

THE BAY NET | Charles Shrum

Charles County, MD- Charles County officers, who are brothers in law enforcement and best friends, now have an even stronger bond. Officer Frederick “Sonny” Davis, 28, was in need of a kidney transplant and his friend and fellow officer, Andrew Fenlon, 26, came through in a big way when he donated one of his kidneys to Davis.

Davis learned he was suffering from kidney disease at the young age of 16. Over the years, he was able to remain healthy through a variety of medications but, ultimately, he knew one day he would need a kidney transplant.

According to the National Kidney Foundation, on average, more than 100,000 people in the United States are waiting for kidney transplants. The average wait time for a viable organ is more than three and a half years. Some recipients receive their kidney donations from deceased donors while the rest come from living donors. Continue reading

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