Man finds kidney over Facebook

April 5, 2011 5:13:01 AM PDT
Facebook provided a life-saving link for a man in Michigan.

The social network brought together a patient in need of a kidney and a donor who turned out to be a perfect match.

Jeff Kurze, 35, was on dialysis for two years and told it would be a 3-5 year wait for an organ. His wife, Roxy, decided they had nothing to lose and posted their story on Facebook.

That same day, 25-year-old Ricky Cisco, a complete stranger, changed their lives and responded.

Both men are Type O, and the successful transplant took place in suburban Detroit last week.