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How are these 60 people linked? Well, see, after Rick Ruzzamenti, upper left, decided to donate his kidney, it set off a chain of kidney donation that led to 30 people getting 30 kidneys from people they didn’t know. It was the ultimate case of paying it forward. Ruzzamenti’s selfless gesture inspired the loved ones of those receiving kidneys — who weren’t matches with their relatives — to commit similar acts of selflessness. The result, what the National Kidney Registry calls Chain 124, led to people in 11 states getting a new lease on life.

How are these 60 people linked? Well, see, after Rick Ruzzamenti, upper left, decided to donate his kidney, it set off a chain of kidney donation that led to 30 people getting 30 kidneys from people they didn’t know. It was the ultimate case of paying it forward. Ruzzamenti’s selfless gesture inspired the loved ones of those receiving kidneys — who weren’t matches with their relatives — to commit similar acts of selflessness. The result, what the National Kidney Registry calls Chain 124, led to people in 11 states getting a new lease on life.

February 19, 2012 // 10:40 // 2 years ago
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    How are these 60 people linked? Well, see, after Rick Ruzzamenti, upper left, decided to donate his kidney, it set off a...
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    AIM HIGH!!
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    I feel random acts of kindness are no longer done. And I think in today’s world if doing something doesn’t personally...
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    well….. i DO have this spare kidney just lolling about inside me. like a lazy lil shit, making pee and such. ugh… get a...
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    Pssst… UCLA does donor chains… I’m on the list at UCLA… March is Kidney Awareness Month… *hint hint*
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