Kentucky firefighter gets new kidney after finding perfect match in fellow firefighter

  • Source: WLWT-TV NBC 5 Cincinnati
  • Published: 10/21/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A northern Kentucky firefighter is recovering after a fellow firefighter stepped up to donate when he needed desperately needed a kidney. It started when Newport firefighter Bob Hug had been struggling with kidney disease and was in desperate need of a kidney transplant for well over a year. He had been on dialysis for six months and through many ups and downs with possible donors and matches, but none had worked out. That's when over 40 people who knew Hug, including fellow firefighter Ryan Whaley, stepped up to see if they would be a match. Shortly after, Whaley discovered he was a perfect match. After talking with his family, Whaley stepped forward to donate his kidney to Hug.


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