Two coworkers at an Atlanta hospital donated their kidneys to each other's husbands after learning they had compatible blood types while talking to each other at work.
Check out their story:
Susan Ellis and Tia Wimbush knew their husbands both needed transplants, but after talking in-person for the first time in several months due to COVID (in the bathroom of all places), they realized they both had compatible blood types for each other's spouses.
Wimbush's 45-year-old husband Rodney was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2019 after being rushed to a hospital due to high blood pressure, and Elli's husband Lance had a kidney transplant from his mother in 2019 that ultimately failed.
The surgery had to be delayed due to Susan testing positive for COVID the day before the planned surgery in January, but the operations went off with complete success on March 19!
"In the process, having somebody else to talk to about this, to talk on a real, transparent level about how we're feeling as wives, as women, as mothers, has been invaluable," said Tia. "We're looking forward to just continuing to get to bond with them because we're family now."
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