Nurse Donates Own Kidney to Patient

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. — Kahlil Gibran

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The way Clay Taber looks at it, he’s got three moms now. There’s the woman who gave birth to him and raised him, of course. Then there’s his fiancee’s mother. And then there’s the transplant nurse who, though practically a stranger, donated one of her healthy kidneys so that he might start married life untethered to a dialysis machine. Allison Batson first heard about Taber, now 23, in August 2010, when a charge nurse at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital told her “it looks like we’ve got an admission from Columbus, Ga. It’s a 22-year-old in renal failure,” Batson recalled. “It just tore me up.” Taber was told that he could expect to wait 3 to 5 years. But Batson had another idea — to offer him one of hers. “I know this sounds crazy, and it may never happen, but this young man reminds me of one of our kids,” Batson told her husband.

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