Two Utah men will meet each other for the first time after one of them generously donated a kidney to the other as a Good Samaritan organ donation at Intermountain Medical Center earlier this week. The two, who are still in the hospital, will meet for the very first time on Friday.
MEDIA ARE INVITED.
A Good Samaritan organ donor is someone who chooses to become a living donor and is willing to donate to someone they don’t know who is in need of a transplant. Organs from Good Samaritan donors are matched with the best possible candidate.
These two men are perfect strangers but will now be forever connected through the gift of organ donation – the gift of life. For the donor, it started as just a thought, after hearing a motivational speaker talk about donating a kidney to his brother. The donor acted on that thought and added it to his to-do list. It may have taken him five years, but he can now say he followed through on that goal and donated a kidney to a complete stranger.
11 am, Friday, March 29, 2019
Intermountain Medical Center (Meet in main lobby – Bldg #5)
5121 South Cottonwood Street, Murray
– Good Samaritan Kidney Donor
– Kidney Recipient
– Srini Srinivas, MD
– Medical Director Intermountain Healthcare Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program