Kidney Donor Gives Organ to Stranger on a Whim

Celia Oyler had never been in the hospital, never had a stitch and had never even taken a prescription drug. But last June, the 55-year-old professor gave doctoral student John Young -- a virtual stranger -- her kidney, enduring every invasive test and eventually transplant surgery to save his life. As Oyler tells it, her decision was rooted in compassion but executed on a whim last spring in the hallways of Teachers College Columbia University. Oyler, director of inclusive education...Full Story
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