One local woman’s decision to become an altruistic living kidney donor changed the lives of three families – two in Maryland, and the other in Minnesota. This ultimately led to a two-way kidney swap which took place on January 7, 2010, between UMMC and the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minnesota. Nancy Miller, of Glen Burnie, Md., started this process by deciding to be a non-directed living donor. She originally offered to donate a kidney to Cindy Wickesser, of Sykesville Md., after learning that she was in kidney failure from her husband Craig. But when they found out they were not a match, Miller and Wickesser entered UMMC’s Paired Kidney Exchange Program.
Kidney donor Nancy Miller (left) with kidney recipient Cindy Wickesser
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