Update: Stranger donates kidney after seeing Facebook plea

Updated: 04/16/2014 7:25 PM
Created: 04/15/2014 6:48 PM WHEC.com

News10NBC has a follow-up to a story about a kidney donation from a stranger, thanks to the power of Facebook.

On Tuesday, Jason Swinehart had his surgery to get a new kidney. His wife, Sherry, says both her husband and the donor, Jaime DiPronio, are doing well and the kidney is a perfect match. Sherry says Jason is up and walking, and Jaime may be able to go home as early as Thursday.

The Swineharts posted their plea for a new kidney on Facebook after months of testing without finding a suitable donor. That's when Jaime saw the post and reached out to the couple.

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