In 2004, a man from Florida received the pancreas and kidney from Bryan Herrington. Sixteen years later, the man received a kidney from Mr. Herrington’s wife.
Terri Herrington last year decided to become a living donor to Jeffrey Granger, the man who received the organs from his late husband, according to an article.
Mr. Herrington, who was a contractor, sadly died after falling from the roof of a house while working.
In January last year, the donated kidney started to fail, and Mr. Granger had to undergo another dialysis. He shared his condition with his late donor’s wife.
Mrs. Herrington immediately offered help and told him he would give him her kidneys. The man thought it was a joke.
In May last year, Mr. Granger posted on his Facebook that he was looking for a kidney donor. Mrs. Herrington responded to the post: “Did you think I was kidding?”
After a blood compatibility test, they finally underwent the procedure.
Now, Mrs. Herrington’s kidney is now placed beside his late husband’s. In an interview, she said they are finally back together.
Dr. Mark Johnson who did the transplant said the donor did not only increased the recipient’s life expectancy but also improved his quality of life. The doctor said Mr. Granger could expect his kidney to last another 10-14 years.
The widow said that when a person donates, she is not only helping one person but also his family.