Friend donates kidney for transplant operation
As Sandy Schmid saw her friend suffering with kidney failure, she felt called to help.
In April, the Bemidji woman donated one of her kidneys to Scott Burgoon, a dialysis patient in the last stage of kidney failure at the time.
"I care a great deal about him," Schmid said.
Burgoon, who also lives in Bemidji, learned that he had kidney failure in 1999.
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