January 19, 2017

A Gift of Life From One Friend to Another

By Nate Gilbraith

When Lori Allan revealed to her close friend, Becca Spurr, that she needed a kidney transplant, Becca proved that she was more than just a friend to Lori – she was also a willing donor. According to the Mankato Free Press, a medication Lori had been taking for an “unrelated health issue” damaged her kidneys to the point where doctors told her a transplant was her only option. That’s when Becca decided to have her testing requirements completed at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester. “They test you very thoroughly to make sure you’re healthy to be able to donate,” she tells the paper. “The great thing is, I was healthy” and — even greater — “I was able to donate.” Lori’s transplant procedure went smoothly and is forever grateful to her friend.  “You can’t even describe what it means to you to have a friend who is willing to give that kind of gift to you,” Lori says. “It’s overwhelming.”

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