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October 11, 2013

Calif. spouses donate a kidney to strangers

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A local husband and wife became the first couple in the country to each donate a kidney through the National Kidney Registry.

“Saving your kidney for a rainy day is like saving your fire extinguisher while watching your neighbor’s house burn,” Alexis Wesley said.

It’s that type of thinking that lead Alexis Wesley and her husband Charles to a Sharp Memorial Hospital room. Alexis Wesley had surgery Monday night. “It is really easy and a really, really simple way to save someone’s life,” Wesley said. The impact of her decision is anything but simple. Alexis and Charles Wesley made history when they used the National Kidney Registry to save 10 lives.

Full story: Couple donates kidneys to strangers