Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mailhandler gives kidney, saves a life

Fifty-two year old Brockton Mailhandler David Fairbanks became a living organ donor just five months ago when he decided to go “under the knife” to save the life of a 65-year-old carpenter from New York. The two had never met.

Fairbanks kidney was removed on Dec. 20, 2007 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA and was immediately flown from to St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, NJ. where the recipient awaited the transplant.
"You get to a point in your life where you feel like you haven’t really done something extraordinary,” Fairbanks explained, “but I felt like this was something I could do.

Fairbanks returned to full duty just ten weeks after surgery and has since been “feeling fine” inside and out.

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