Kidney Donation Granted After Facebook Plea

Kidney Donation Granted After Facebook Plea
April 6, 2011 2:18 PM
By Carly Fiske

A man made a kidney donation in response to a Facebook plea for help posted by a woman whose husband desperately needed a donor, according to a Detroit News report.

Ricky Cisco decided to donate the organ when he saw the message from his Facebook friend, Roxy Kurze, who posted, “Wishing a kidney would fall out of the sky so my husband can stop suffering. So if anyone knows of a live donor with type O blood, PLEASE let me know.”

Realizing that he had the same blood type, type O, Ricky knew that he could help prevent the suffering of Kurzeā€™s husband, who spent hours hooked up to a dialysis machine every day.

He said he had never thought of donating an organ before, but he started performing research that night and quickly made the decision to donate the organ. The transplant was completed on March 30.

“The more you learn, the more you realize how feasible it is,” Cisco said, as quoted by the Detroit News. “It’s like someone dying of thirst and you’re sitting there with two glasses of water.”


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