Organ donation: a stranger met on the beach offers him a kidney
A barbecue for a kidney: a 40-year-old woman who didn't have much longer to live had the chance of her life when she accidentally invited a stranger listed as a kidney donor to join her table.
Englishwoman Lucy Humphrey, from Caerphilly, Wales, did not expect to receive a kidney from a stranger while strolling on a beach with her partner and two dogs, the BBC reported on Monday. /p>
In 2019, the 44-year-old woman with lupus began suffering from kidney failure, to the point where doctors told her she might only have five years to live.
Except that in June 2021, on the beach at Cold Knap in Barry, South Wales, one of his two doberman dogs kept going to disturb a forty-something, Katie James, who was knitting away .
“Actually, she was having a bad time herself, so I invited her to our barbecue,” Lucy Humphrey said in an interview with BBC.
When the wife joined the couple to share a meal, she offered them alcohol, which Lucy Humphrey politely declined. Her partner then indicated that she was on dialysis awaiting a kidney.
“Oh, I just got on the kidney donor list,” he said. she launched.
The next day, the two women began the process of organ donation.
“She passed all the tests and it turned out that she was a perfect match. A surgeon told us there was a one in 22 million chance of finding a perfect match, and that's what I needed,” the patient said.
Despite complications, the donation, which took place last October at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, was a success.