The Good News Is... Kidney donation makes new friends

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email   

MINT HILL, NC (WBTV) - Susie Alpert is a dental hygienist at Mint Hill Dentistry. Her co-worker recently told her of a patient who desperately needed a kidney transplant.

It only took a few minutes for Susie to decide to get tested for a possibly compatibility with a man she hadn't yet met.

4 months of testing and the news came through, Susie's kidney was a perfect match for 44 year old Richard Coble.

A friendship has been formed and Richard says, a bond that will never be broken. At 5AM Thursday morning, doctors will take Susie's kidney and give it to Richard. The prognosis for both of them should be great according to doctors.

Susie isn't getting any compensation for the operation or the donation of her kidney. No payment needed, except knowing she's giving Richard a new life.

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