22-Year-Old Ohio Man Donates Kidney to Childhood Friend

February 16, 2021

Jacob Bleil, 22, set up a cell phone to capture 21-year-old Allison Rees’ reaction to his very special gift. Jacob was giving his childhood friend a kidney. Allison was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease at 15, and had been on the kidney transplant waiting list for four years by the time Jacob made his generous offer. Without her knowing, Jacob had undergone almost a year of testing to make sure he was a match. Inside Edition Digital’s TC Newman has their story

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