Living Kidney Donation Sam and John Cosbys Story
Sam Cosby was in his early 20s when he was diagnosed with renal failure (kidney failure) and was in need of a kidney transplant. His father, John, offered to donate one of his kidneys in a paired donation program to provide a transplant for his son. A paired kidney exchange, or kidney paired donation, is also known as a kidney swap. It occurs when a living kidney donor is incompatible with the recipient, who exchanges kidneys with another donor/recipient pair. They both share their story, along with Johns Hopkins transplant surgeon Dorry Segev. For more information, visit: