U.S. mom finds organ donor through Facebook
A mother from Washington State broadcast a plea over the social networking site Facebook, which may have helped her find an anonymous kidney donor, reports NBC.
Vancouver, Washington resident Heather Johnson has been surviving with just5% of the normal kidney function. The 30 year old mother was using the Facebook page “Help For Heather” to try to find a matching donor. 20 different people had already come forward with the same blood type, but due to other factors, none were a complete match.
Just when Heather became most desperate, being kept alive by dialysis, she received a call from the hospital. She was asked if she was free on the 17th of this month. When she asked why, she was informed that there was a kidney for her.
Due to the anonymity of the donor, Heather will most likely never know who went out on a limb to save her life. Though the donor has the right to opt out of the surgery at any time, it appears Heather may be receiving the life saving surgery she needs.
Just at a time when heather was thinking “Gosh, I could be doing this for the rest of my life,” the anonymous donor offers her another chance at a happy, healthy life; something Heather can’t imagine from an anonymous person who requires nothing from her, not even a “Thank You.”