A Special Valentine’s Day Gift: Wife Donates Kidney to Husband

In life, some things just fall into place. Seven years ago, Kerrie Poirot gave her husband Michael her heart. Now for this Valentine’s Day, she gave him the ultimate gift of love – donating her kidney and giving him the gift of life. Watch the story unfold from Fox 5 News.

Kerrie’s surgeon, Dr. Nicole Turgeon, Director of Emory’s Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program, says she’s most humbled by living donors.

“They’re selfless,” Dr. Turgeon says. “They give an organ. They undergo surgery that they wouldn’t otherwise have to have.” Emory Transplant Center has a well-established program, performing more than 1,300 living donor transplants to date.

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To learn more about kidney transplant and Emory Transplant Center’s Living Donor Program, visit emoryhealthcare.org/kidneytransplant.