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Jodi, non-directed kidney donor


Jodi donated her kidney in 2013 as part of a kidney paired exchange at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. “Donating has been one of the most impactful experiences of my life, and I’ve had the good fortune not just to meet my recipient, Julie, and her husband, Ray, but to get to know them well,” said Jodi, who is a wellness coach. She first learned about living organ donation from one of her patients who needed to lose weight so that he could donate a kidney to his sister. Jodi was inspired by her patient’s selfless gift. “Once I learned I may be able to help someone else have the chance to spend more time with his or her loved ones, the question became: ‘Why wouldn’t I want to be part of that?’”

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