VIDEO/California: Man Who Donated Son’s Organs Will Receive Life-Saving Transplant From Recipient’s Mother

Published on Friday, 11 July 2014 19:05 - Written by

California: Man who donated his deceased son’s organs years ago is getting paid back in kind from the mother of the transplant recipient who benefited from the organ donation. Ray Millard’s son, Kalem, died in an ATV accident and his father decided to donate the young man’s organs. Janice MacKinnon’s son, Jake, needed a pancreas; he received Kalem’s, after which the two families became good friends. Now, years later, Ray Millard, who’s been suffering kidney failure, will be receiving a kidney from Janice. In this heart-warming video, family members talk about how they met and how it’s so extraordinary that Janice’s kidney could work for Ray.

John Ramos reports. (7/10/14)