Couples swap kidneys to save each other - Sunday Telegraph
"When it comes to reality television, wife swaps are a recipe for disaster. But two American men have discovered that the concept has life-saving possibilities.
Two months ago, Clinton Johnson and Young Hwang were both suffering from kidney failure and facing uncertain waits for donor organs; their choices were between debilitating dialysis and death.
Now they have taken part in a remarkable transplant arrangement that has left each the proud owner of a new kidney - given by the other man's wife. Mr Johnson, 58, from Laurel in Maryland, who received a kidney from Sun Hae Hwang, said: "I had decided I did not want dialysis and had accepted that if I did not get a kidney, I was going to die. Now I can look at a full life. It is amazing."
Mr Hwang, a 64-year-old from Oakton in Virginia, who was given a kidney by Mr Johnson's wife Pat Divinnie, added: "My kidney is a gift from God through a person."
The organ swap was organised by the Washington Hospital Centre, in the American capital, after Mr Hwang had already been waiting three years for a kidney and Mr Johnson was told his condition was rapidly deteriorating."
Reduce your own risk of kidney failure by cutting down on salt and salty food. - See http://www.wildeaboutsteroids.co.uk/conditions.html
Lose weight by eating less salt! Go on! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!
See my website www.wildeaboutsteroids.co.uk
(The site does not sell anything and has no banners or sponsors or adverts - just helpful information.)