Facebook Connection Leads to Kidney Transplant

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ A connection on Facebook led to a life-saving kidney transplant for a Tampa woman.

The Tampa Bay Times reports 21-year-old Hannah Craig needed a new kidney.

Twenty-eight-year-old Hillary Glanzer learned about Craig’s medical condition on Facebook.

Glanzer is a friend of one of Craig’s cousins.

The two had known each other as children but lost touch through the years.

When Glanzer learned Craig needed a transplant she didn’t hesitate to offer her kidney.

The transplant was performed Monday at Tampa General Hospital. Both women are recovering.

Without a donor Craig would have likely had to wait years for a transplant.