PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A western Pennsylvania woman who turned to Facebook when she needed a kidney transplant found a donor online and is now recovering from surgery.
Sarah Taylor, 53, was placed on the kidney transplant waiting list last year after she experienced renal failure. She posted a request on Facebook looking for a kidney donor and got hundreds of responses. Among them were one person from New Zealand and Sara Steelman, 64, who lives near Taylor in Indiana, Pa.
Taylor and Steelman are now recovering from a June 15 surgery in which Steelman donated a kidney to Taylor. Doctors at Allegheny General Hospital said Monday that the surgery went well.
Taylor says the two women are now "connected for life."