When This Man Was Donating His Kidney, The Doctors Operating Saw A Life-threatening Complication

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Image: Facebook/Don N Belinda Herbert
Image: Facebook/Don N Belinda Herbert / Facebook/Don N Belinda Herbert

Under the bright white lights of an operating room, doctors worked for hours – longer than anyone expected. The patient’s wife and his friends from church waited on bated breath, fearing the worst was happening to him.

Image: Official U.S. Navy Page
Image: Official U.S. Navy Page

A lot was riding on his surgery, after all: he was in the midst of a kidney transplant, during which he’d give one of his healthy organs to a friend – one of the three people nervously waiting at the hospital – who would die without it.

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Image: Facebook/Tim B Jones
Image: Facebook/Tim B Jones

But during the first man’s surgery, something completely unexpected happen: doctors found that he, too, had a life-threatening condition that had to be addressed right away or he would die. And, for two families, everything hung in the balance until doctors brought them news from the operating room.

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