Nurse Donates Kidney to Patient

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Georgia nurse Allison Batson says she feels called to save lives.

That's why she selflessly gave her kidney to Clay Taber, a 23-year-old patient she barely knew.

"My kids have been very fortunate to be healthy and start their lives the way that they should," Batson explained. "[I was] feeling for Clay's mom and dad, and watching them in fear that their son did not get the same chance at life that everyone should have."

Taber has Goodpasture's syndrome, a life-threatening autoimmune disorder that causes antibodies to attack his kidneys and lungs.

His kidneys started to fail and doctors gave the unfortunate news that none of his immediate family members were a good match.

Nurse Batson, however, was.

"I broke down," Taber said.

"We're just so thankful for Allison doing such a selfless act," his father Allen added.

Batson wants others to know that anyone who is determined eligible for a transplant can donate at any time -- even to a stranger.

"You can sign your driver's license and say you want to be a donor, but I don't think it occurs to a lot of people that you don't have to wait [until you die]," she said.

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