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Sign asking for kidney works: ‘Got one!’

When Linda Griggs needed a kidney transplant, an artist friend helped get the word out with a 5-foot hand-painted sign including the URL to Griggs’ National Kidney Registry microsite. The sign got 137 potential donors to register with the NKR. One was a match.

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Flagstaff man receives kidney from generous donor

A Flagstaff man has received the gift of life, undergoing successful transplant surgery after his wife spent months trying to find him a living donor. Their miracle was finally answered when a woman contacted them through Facebook and ended up being a match.

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Locals Launch Kidney Disease Support Group

Michael Saylor got a mulligan—a second chance at life after experiencing kidney failure at age 44—thanks to a living kidney donor who responded to a Facebook plea for a donor from Michael’s wife, LeighAnn. Now the Saylors want to pay it forward by helping give a mulligan to others.

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A Pastor Walks Into A Pharmacy… And Leaves With A Second Chance At Life!

Donnie Pickeral, a pastor at Aycock Fellowship Ministries in Greensboro, N.C., lived with a rare kidney disease called IgA nephropathy for 31 years. He’d often chat with his pharmacist, Kathleen Kirkland, when he was picking up his prescriptions, and he finally mentioned his condition. Kathleen’s reaction was immediate: she wanted to give him a kidney.

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