Man becomes oldest living kidney donor


Man becomes oldest living kidney donor
Frank Dewhurst, 84, and Linda Nall are both doing great, after he successfully donated a kidney to her. (Source: Houston Methodist Hospital/CNN)

(CNN) - An 84-year-old Texas man is now the oldest living kidney donor in the U.S.

Frank Dewhurst was out for a walk in his Austin neighborhood when he saw a neighbor's sign: "I am type-O and I need a kidney transplant. Please help me."

He was a match, so he decided to donate.

A doctor said, since Dewhurst was active and not on any medications, he was an ideal candidate.

The procedure went well, and 72-year-old Linda Nall has a new kidney.

Dewhurst and Nall are both doing great. He said he hopes others who are healthy will also donate, no matter how old they are.

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