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How to save a life: Stranger donates kidney to Port Jefferson man

A Port Jefferson man received a second chance at life thanks to a selfless sacrifice from a woman he had never met.

News 12 Staff

Feb 18, 2019, 10:26 PM

Updated 1,921 days ago

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How to save a life: Stranger donates kidney to Port Jefferson man
A Port Jefferson man received a second chance at life thanks to a selfless sacrifice from a woman he had never met.
Last fall, News 12 met Frank Biscardi, who was in desperate need of a kidney. He has a rare blood type, B+, and didn't have much time to find a donor.
Shortly afterward, a woman read about Biscardi's dilemma and decided to see if she could be a match.
Cathy Powers says she made the decision to donate her kidney after she witnessed how her father had saved her mother's life by donating his kidney.
"You can save a life by donating and that's why I believe God gave us two kidneys for this reason," Biscardi said.
The transplant surgery occurred three weeks ago and was a success.
Biscardi says thanks to Powers, he and his wife Cathy have a new life.
 


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