National Donate Life Month Call to Action: Local Man In Need of Kidney

April 4, 2019, 10:54 am EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) – One of the most common organs donated around the world are kidneys.

Lillian Jarvinen and Barry Walker are well acquainted with the life-saving value of a proper match.

Lilian Jarvinen is an altruistic donor. That means she’s a rare breed, volunteering to offer up one of her kidneys. Barry Walker is an MUSC patient in-need of one.

The two joined us in-studio to take us through their journeys of the intensive processes of donating and receiving a kidney.