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Format: 04/19/2014
Format: 04/19/2014


Valley News Dispatch: Bushman's son determined to give one for team

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

A local son has offered to help his ailing father get a new kidney-- by donating one of his to someone else.

Don Bushman, one of the founders and coaches of the Highlands Hornets Youth Football Organization, is on a transplant waiting list. His son, Donnie joined him in the Paired Kidney Donation program — also known as the "buddy system." The program matches pairs of people, each with a kidney patient and a healthy "buddy" who is willing to donate a kidney, but isn't a match for his or her own loved one. They are matched via database with another pair of people in the same circumstance and whose kidney donor and recipient match with them.

To read more, visit the Valley News Dispatch web site. 



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