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A Casual Convo Between Co-workers Led To Them Donating Their Kidneys To Save Each Other's Husbands

There are many times in an individual's life where they are faced with an almost impossible situation. When it comes to health, there are many times when people are left looking for perfect matches for organs and blood types in terms of transplants and operations.

While there are waiting lists for these kinds of donors, not everyone has that kind of time.

Sometimes, we never know who we will meet in the world and how they can change our lives forever.

A story shared recently by Good Morning America showcased just one one chance encounter that changed the lives of two families forever.

Susan Ellis and Tia Wimbush have worked together at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for more than a decade, both having husbands who were waiting on kidney transplants. However, one conversation in the bathroom at work helped save both of their husbands.

Due to Covid-19, the two had not seen each other in quite some time.

Yet, when they did, they immediately asked about each other's husbands, as they were both in the same situations.

During the conversation, the two realized that Wimbush's blood type was a perfect match for Ellis's husband, Lance, and Ellis's blood type was compatible with Wimbush's husband, Rodney.

Knowing that they could help two families collectively, the two got tested to see if they can donate their kidneys to each other's husbands.

After several rescheduled surgeries due to complications and even a Covid-19 diagnosis, the two co-workers donated their kidneys to each other's husbands on March 19.

"When you see the finish line, it makes even sweeter. At 5:30 a.m., we walked through the hospital doors together," Ellis told Good Morning America.

The two have now created a "life-long" bond between themselves and their families.

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They also shared that they are hoping their story inspires others to look into organ donation to help those in need.

"Our story is a story of kindness. It ended up in a kidney exchange, that was the result of it, but it started with human beings just human beings and checking on each other. We’re so busy with social media and texting and thinking ‘that’s not my business’ that we can self-isolate and we don’t check in on our neighbors," Elis said.

What a touching story!