Doc Receives Lifesaving Kidney

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Hetty Chung with her husband and young daughter, who both encouraged her to be hopeful that she’d find a new kidney

I just wanted to send you an update that I did receive a kidney transplant this past March 8 and am recovering from the surgery. I am so thankful to everyone at the Great Neck Record for writing my story [“Doctor in Need of Kidney Inspires Others,” Feb. 15] and trying to help me save my life. I am so thankful to you, and you did a beautiful job in raising awareness about kidney disease and the need.

—Hetty Chung

Editor’s note: More than 150 people tested for Dr. Chung, but none were a match due to her high level of antibodies. She received her kidney from a deceased donor, demonstrating the importance of organ donation. Though Dr. Chung found her kidney, she will continue her crusade for organ donation, as she wants to help others who do not have the support that she was given. 

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