Imagine giving your kidney to a stranger – just because you can (St. Paul's Hospital)

As a young girl, Megan Owen-Evans felt compelled by the plight of people suffering kidney failure. She’d watched a friend in elementary school undergo dialysis for a number of years, feeling helpless as his health declined.

Her concern only grew, and in 2012 the Port Moody woman contacted B.C. Transplant in the hope she could make a real and lasting difference to someone’s life.

For years following the successful surgery, Megan and her recipient exchanged letters anonymously through the donor program at Vancouver’s St Paul’s hospital.

Pippa Reed reports

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