Texas man, 84, becomes oldest living kidney donor in the US

An 84-year-old Texas man because the country's oldest living kidney donor. / Source: Houston Methodist Hospital via CNN

HOUSTON (CNN) - At 84-years-old, Frank Dewhurst is the old living kidney donor in the U.S.

Dewhurst felt inspired to donate after he saw a neighbor's sign that read, "I am Type O and I need a kidney transplant. Please help me."

Turns out, Dewhurst was a match.

Age wasn't a concern for doctors. In fact, they said because Dewhurst is still active and not on any medications, he actually was an ideal candidate.

Now, Dewhurst and his neighbor are recovering well after surgery.

He hopes others who are healthy will consider donating; no matter their age.

To learn more about organ donation, visit donatelife.net.

Copyright 2019 CNN. All rights reserved.



 
CBS19NEWS.COM COMMENT GUIDELINES
The comments sections of CBS19News.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. CBS19News.com tracks IP addresses. Repeat violators may be banned from posting comments.
View Comment Guidelines
powered by Disqus