'We're kidney twins': P.E.I. strangers bond over transplants from same donor

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'We're kidney twins': P.E.I. strangers bond over transplants from same donor
Annie MacDonald and Kim Moncion were strangers once, living close to each other but not knowing they'd be forever bound by the new lives given to them by the same organ donor.

MacDonald first found out about her "kidney twin" from a message sent from her friend, saying someone she knew was also going in for a kidney transplant at the same time.

"I looked into it and I was like, 'Oh my goodness, she's literally down the road,'" MacDonald said on CBC's Island Morning.

Although they live just 20 minutes apart, they hadn't met — until they went in to hospital at the same time to receive their transplants. They've gotten to know each other pretty well in the weeks since then.

"We've got a connection now," MacDonald said. "We're kidney twins."

Five years on dialysis

MacDonald had a long road leading up to her transplant.

After nearly five years on dialysis, she received a call from the hospital in August and was asked to sit down. Continue reading
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