Facebook Connection Leads to Kidney Transplant

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TAMPA, Fla. -- June 17, 2012

A connection on Facebook led to a life-saving kidney transplant for a Tampa woman.

The Tampa Bay Times reports 21-year-old Hannah Craig needed a new kidney. Twenty-eight-year-old Hillary Glanzer learned about Craig's medical condition on Facebook.

Glanzer is a friend of one of Craig's cousins. The two had known each other as children but lost touch through the years.

When Glanzer learned Craig needed a transplant she didn't hesitate to offer her kidney.

The transplant was performed Monday at Tampa General Hospital. Both women are recovering.

Without a donor Craig would have likely had to wait years for a transplant.


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