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Posted on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 : 8:40 a.m.

Woman giving kidney to her co-worker's husband

By Cindy Heflin

A Manchester woman’s selfless gift could help extend the life of a co-worker’s husband, WXYZ reports.

Lisa Moutinho, an administrator at the Washtenaw County District Court in Ypsilanti, is giving one of her kidneys to Michael Brunson, who’s been on dialysis for five years, the station reported.

The surgeries are scheduled for Wednesday at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

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Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 3:28 p.m.

My daughter has lived 37 years with one kidney. No problems all these years. Not even a kidney infecion. Congratulations to Lisa for her generosity and good future health to Michael!!!


Wed, Mar 14, 2012 : 6:03 p.m.

I've known Lisa for many years and this doesn't surprise me in the least. Yeah Lisa!


Wed, Mar 14, 2012 : 3:15 p.m.

This is certainly an amazing gift. Usually it is a relative who does this. But, if something happens to her one-good kidney, then what? She also has 3 children.


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 1:41 a.m.

The fear you express in this question is one many people have. Part of the reason that I hear people asking this question is that folks are really unaware of basic biology. It's really uncommon for something to happen to "one" kidney. The most likely thing to have happen to one kidney, is to be born without it. Donating doesn't have a mathematically significant impact upon the donor.


Wed, Mar 14, 2012 : 5:20 p.m.

Harry, I am an organ donor but maybe some people have religious objections? I just hope that people will consider doing it.


Wed, Mar 14, 2012 : 3:51 p.m.

Hopefully there are people who are as generous as she is. One thing I will never understand. Why isn't every person in america an organ donor. Your dead why would you want to be buried with your organs?


Wed, Mar 14, 2012 : 2:29 p.m.

Now here is a hero. Its not her job. She's not getting paid. We seem to throw around that word a lot these days.


Wed, Mar 14, 2012 : 2:27 p.m.

Ms. Moutinho for president!