When This Man Was Donating His Kidney, The Doctors Operating Saw A Life-threatening Complication

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Image: Facebook/Don N Belinda Herbert
Image: Facebook/Don N Belinda Herbert

With that, an instant bond was formed, but the two men wouldn’t realize how special of a connection that had been until later on. First, Herbert’s life would unravel when doctors at Duke University Hospital told him he was in dire need of a kidney transplant.

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Image: Facebook/Don N Belinda Herbert
Image: Facebook/Don N Belinda Herbert

Herbert had stage five kidney failure, which is often called “end-stage renal failure,” according to the National Kidney Center. Most patients who receive this diagnosis have a mere 10 to 15 percent of their kidney function left, causing side effects from fatigue, anemia, and nausea, to breathing difficulties and seizures.

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