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Texas woman gives up liver donation to save a life

Texas resident Brenda Jones waited a year for a liver transplant and when it was finally her turn, she gave it up to save the life of a younger woman. Quite possibly the most selfless thing that anyone could do.

The sixty-nine-year-old woman was rushed to hospital with the understanding she would receive a new liver. Little did she know, twenty-three-year-old Abigail Flores was dying of liver failure at the same hospital. She had only one more day to live.

Ms. Jones’ new liver was a perfect match for Abigail. Of course, doctors had to ask Ms. Jones for consent before giving the organ to Abigail instead of her.

"In my heart, I wouldn't have been able to live with the liver if I had let this little girl die," Jones said. "And I still had more time ... I would have been a very selfish person."

Only a few days later, Ms. Jones received a call from the hospital. A new liver donation was ready for her. 

Brenda and Abigail

Posted by Francesca Bonfiglio on 03 August, 2016 acts of kindness, happy, heart warming story, heartwarming, Heat Holders, Heat Holders USA, love, texas |
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