Richard Krafton and Becky Borchert said goodbye and wished each other well last week. Borchert donated a kidney to Krafton using the New England Kidney Exchange.

Giving life despite limits

MGH performs 1st transplant in system matching strangers

By Scott Allen
Globe Staff / March 14, 2006

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Becky Borchert, a Wisconsin nurse, was eager to donate a kidney to her gravely ill friend in New York, but she had type A blood and her friend had type B. Richard Krafton, a school administrator in Massachusetts with advanced kidney disease, had the opposite problem: The friend who wanted to give him a kidney had type B blood, not ... (Full article: 1025 words)

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