National Kidney Swap Matches Patients And Donors

LEBANON, N.H. — As grateful as she was when her sister-in-law offered in October to donate a kidney on her behalf, Kathy Niedzwiecki didn’t believe for one second her prediction that it would happen before Christmas.”I’m always the cup hal…

LEBANON, N.H. — As grateful as she was when her sister-in-law offered in October to donate a kidney on her behalf, Kathy Niedzwiecki didn’t believe for one second her prediction that it would happen before Christmas.

“I’m always the cup half empty, she’s always the cup half full. Always,” Niedzwiecki said Thursday, three days after she received a new kidney in the first success for a national pilot program that helps arrange so-called kidney exchanges.

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