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Man Donates Kidney to Former Missionary Companion

Twenty years after they served together in the New Jersey Morristown Mission, Branden Seare told his friend Maka Aulava, "I'm here for you if you need something from me, a kidney or whatever, it's yours," according to KSL.

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Aulava had been suffering from diabetes and, in January of 2016, was diagnosed with kidney failure. He faced a long wait on the kidney transplant list until it was discovered that Seare was a kidney match. True to his promise, Seare donated a kidney to his former missionary companion. The transplant was a success. 

"I just knew he was going to be a close friend the rest of my life," Seare said.

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