Local Woman Donates Kidney to Stranger
Did you know that many people who need transplants of organs and tissues cannot get them because of a shortage of donations?
According to the National Kidney Foundation, of the 123,000 Americans currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant, more than 101,000 need a kidney, but only 17,000 people receive one each year.
So we decided to kick-off National Donate Life Month by introducing you to a woman who is not only a living kidney donor, but an official Donate Life Ambassador. Janet Sommer talks about her decision to donate a kidney to a stranger.