Texas woman gets kidney after coronavirus delays lifesaving transplant: ‘I was hanging on by a thread’
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A Texas man has donated a kidney to his wife in need, weeks after the transplant was delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic in the U.S. that temporarily halted elective surgeries in the Lone Star State and elsewhere.
Robert Garza recently donated a kidney to his wife of 20 years, Elsa, who says she was in stage 5 renal failure prior to the transplant.
“My [glomerular filtration rate] numbers were dropping pretty dramatically,” Elsa told local news station KVUE.
Glomerular filtration rates, or GFR, are used to measure how well the kidneys are functioning.
“I was hanging on by a thread,” the mom of two added, noting she suffers from an autoimmune disorder that led to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, …continued .
[Source: Fox News]