WATCH Cardinal William Keeler's Funeral Mass At 2 p.m. Live On WJZ's Decades Channel | Comcast Channel 201, Verizon Fios Channel 483, Over The Air 13.2 | Streaming on

WATCH WJZ: Orioles Opening Day Coverage, Monday April 3rd at 2 p.m. | Show Us Your Best Orioles Fan Photos | Camden Yards Most Memorable Moments Countdown

Twist Helps Kidney Donor Save Dad, Husband

BALTIMORE (AP) — When her father’s kidneys failed, a Jessup woman who had already signed up to donate to a stranger through a paired exchange was told she would have to honor her previous commitment.

University of Maryland Medical Center officials say Julie Stitt originally signed up for the exchange knowing it would help her husband, Chuck, move up the transplant list. He got a new kidney in December.

But the same day Stitt donated last month, her father, Richard Kern, got the call to go to the hospital for his transplant.

Protocol didn’t allow nurses and doctors to say so, but they all knew Kern was the next patient with her rare blood type.

Officials say the twist of fate helped Stitt save the lives of her father and her husband.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network

Listen Live