ROYAL OAK, MI (WDIV/CNN) - A Michigan man's life was saved after he received a kidney from a stranger through Facebook.
Jeff Kurze experienced kidney failure and was on dialysis for two weeks.
He was told it would be a three to five year wait on a new kidney.
Roxy Kurze, his wife, felt hopeless and turned to Facebook.
"I decided to just post, ‘I wish a kidney would fall out from the sky, and if anyone knows a live donor who's a type O, please let me know,"' Roxy said.
That same day, a complete stranger named Ricky Cisco, 25, responded to Roxy's post.
"I knew I was a type O from some tests I had in my youth, and that was what even got me to even think that I could be somebody who could do it," Cisco said.
Ricky and Jeff were a perfect match, and they underwent the transplant operation on Mar. 30.
"If I had another kidney, I'd do it again," Cisco said. "It was great."
Doctors said there are more than 100,000 people in the United States in need of a kidney transplant.
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