Owasso councilman donates kidney

Ponca City Now - December 19, 2014 6:41 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oologah man has successfully received a kidney from an acquaintance who’s a member of the Owasso City Council.

Paul Kropp began dialysis last spring after learning he was in renal failure. During a weeklong stay at the hospital, Kropp says he lost 18 pounds and his kidney function dropped from 8 percent to 4 percent.

Doctors urged him to seek a living candidate instead of waiting years on the donor list.

Kropp’s wife, Missy, took to social media to ask for help. Although Owasso City Councilman Chris Kelley had only met Kropp a few times, he filled out a health questionnaire and submitted paperwork as a potential donor.

The Tulsa World reports Kelley was the only candidate the hospital tested, and he was a match.

The surgery took place Monday at an Oklahoma City hospital.

Chris Kelley, left, and Paul Kropp talk about their kidney transplant surgery at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2014. Kelley, an acquaintance, donated Kropp a kidney. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Mike Simon)

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/12/18/3881709/owasso-councilman-donates-kidney.html#storylink=cpy

 

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