Atlanta Nurse Donates Kidney To Save Patient's Life

nurse kidney transplant for patient
nurse kidney transplant for patient

An Atlanta nurse is being praised for going beyond the call of duty for donating a kidney to save a patient with a rare autoimmune disorder.

The nurse, Allison Batson, 48, donated one of her kidneys to 23-year-old Clay Taber, a patient diagnosed with Goodpasture's Syndrome nearly two years ago. (The two are pictured at left.) The disorder causes the human body to fight against its own tissues, creating antibodies that attack the lungs and kidneys, according to Emory Hospital, where the surgery took place.