The president of the University of South Dakota, James Abbott, donated his kidney Monday to the university’s chief diversity officer, Bruce King, in operations at the Mayo Clinic, The Argus Leader reported. Both men are reported in good condition, but it is too early to tell if King’s body will accept the kidney for the long term. After Abbott first learned of King’s need, he volunteered to donate, and was rejected because of high blood pressure. The university president then adopted a new exercise program to lower his blood pressure and qualify to make the donation.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
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