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Kidney transplant in Fort Worth strengthens brotherly bond

The bond between brothers Aaron and Lee Goggin is stronger than ever after Aaron gave his brother a kidney last week.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports on what was the 1,000th kidney transplant at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth. That’s notable in part because only about half of the 300 kidney transplant programs in the country are thought to have achieved that milestone.

But what made it even more special are the two men who were involved. The Star-Telegram reports:

Lee, 31, had end-stage kidney disease, which doctors believe was caused by antibiotics received when he had spinal meningitis as an infant. In recent months, he was relying on kidney dialysis. When younger brother Aaron, 26, proved to be a match for possible kidney donation, he gave it to Lee.

“My belief is that none of this would have been possible without the Lord setting it all in motion,” Lee said.

Learn more about the kidney transplant program at Baylor Scott & White Health and how you can be a transplant donor.

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Scott is a former Dallas newspaper reporter. His father and two brothers are doctors, so healthcare is his family business.

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Kidney transplant in Fort Worth strengthens brotherly bond