Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Burce Coburn, A good man

Helen said: What a love this man has to his family!

Michigan man donates kidney, part of liver
Associated Press
6:04 AM CDT, May 19, 2009

A Detroit-area man has been in a giving mood when it comes to his organs.

The Detroit News reports Bruce Coburn donated 60 percent of his liver to his wife, Carolyn, in January 2008. And last month, he helped her sister, Patricia Moylan, who had been waiting for a donor kidney.

Richmond, Va.-based United Network for Organ Sharing says the 40-year-old man from Macomb County's Macomb Township is the first living double organ donor in Michigan, and the 18th such donor nationwide. Bruce Coburn says he would donate again if doctors allowed him.

Bruce Coburn's wife needed a transplant because of autoimmune hepatitis, where the body's immune system attacks liver cells. Her sister was diagnosed nearly 14 years ago with polycystic kidney disease. ------ Information from: The Detroit News,

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