Metro Detroit man thankful for the gift of life
GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. – Living donor organ transplants of the kidney and liver have really changed the landscape of organ donation. Instead of having to wait until an organ becomes available and getting sicker and sicker with each passing day, having a living donor allows you to bypass that. The only treatment is to end up having a liver transplant. In time his condition worsened and he was placed on a liver transplant list. One year ago on Nov. 25, 2019 during a 10 hour surgery, Henry Ford Transplant Institute surgeon, Dr. Atsushi Yoshida, a specialist in Transplant Surgery completed the living donor transplant.
Living sister donates part of liver to sick brother: ‘A lot of excitement and hope’
The gift of life is an incredible thing, and one local man is about to find out firsthand. He’s sick and a transplant is the only thing that could save his life. “But it comes down to, you know, life choices and things that I’ve done with my life, you know? She went about this in doing all her research herself.”“Of course a little bit nervous but honestly there is a lot of excitement and hope,” said Julia. Now he’s getting ready for a life changing surgery that will save his life all thanks to his sister.
A life-saving gift: Detroit woman donates kidney to husband with COVID-19
Natisha Fudge said shes the reason her husband contracted COVID-19, and now shes giving him a kidney to save his life as he deals with complications from the virus. Fudge is a former Certified Nursing Assistant who has seen her fair share of patients -- especially amid the coronavirus pandemic. They initially told us that he was in stage three kidney disease and now were dealing with seizures and the COVID, Natisha Fudge said. Aside from giving her husband the virus, the mother of three is giving him a kidney as well. When I started doing it, I realized the weight started coming off, Fudge said.