Mom's third chance in life comes from daughter's gift

KGW | Bonnie Bolden
Kierra Robinson visits her mother, LeNeice Coffey, and grandmother, Carol Wood, at Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas after Coffey donated a kidney to Wood
In 2011, Carol Wood received a double miracle via a heart and liver transplant. By November 2016, her kidneys were failing because of the medicines used to keep her body from rejecting the new organs — a common but dire long-term side effect of donation.

Receiving three or more types of organs on two or more separate days is relatively rare. Information from the United Network of Organ sharing shows that only 393 people nationally, including eight from Texas transplant centers, have done so between Jan. 1, 1988 and March 31, 2017.

In June, LeNeice Coffey gave her mother a third chance at life when she donated a kidney. She said it's all worth it and encourages other to sign up as organ donors, including living donations.

Wood said her first transplants came after a doctor in West Monroe had told her nothing could be done for her, but she and Coffey did research and decided to ask for a referral to Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas. Continue reading

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