Nurse Donates Kidney To Patient | allnurses

Nurse Donates Kidney To Patient

  1. 1 An Emory nurse provided more than the usual care for a 23-year-old patient when she offered to donate her kidney.

    Allison Batson spent two years on the transplant floor of Emory University Hospital before her encounter with Clay Taber, a recent Auburn University graduate who fell sick one day after his 22nd birthday.

    "I was at sick one day at home and my mom was at the grocery store trying to find something I could eat," said Taber. "They called her from the hospital and said Clay needs to get to the Emergency Room, he's in kidney failure."
  2. 9 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  DroogieRN profile page
    leslie :-D likes this.
  4. Visit  eagle78 profile page
    WOW, that is sooo incredible...
  5. Visit  fiveofpeep profile page
    Insane but wonderful.
  6. Visit  Not_A_Hat_Person profile page
    I think it's a huge boundary violation.
    DroogieRN likes this.
  7. Visit  JeneraterRN profile page
    I am unsure what to think. We've all had that patient that we can identify with or personally like, and thousands of people offer to donate marrow to strangers. It's fortunate for him that she was a match, but it does feel to me that there was a line crossed. I'm not sure which one.
  8. Visit  pockunit profile page
    I have to think the transplant team did a lot of talking about the ethics of it. I've already forgotten: didn't it say she wasn't his nurse?
    leslie :-D likes this.
  9. Visit  sirI profile page
    Threads merged.
  10. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
    why would there be a boundary issue, when a nurse-pt relationship had never been established?
    what she did is incredibly amazing (and insane), but wow, what a selfless woman.

    fiveofpeep likes this.
  11. Visit  lrobinson5 profile page
    She actually was his nurse, just not every shift. I kinda got a weird feeling about it as well, but I am glad that he got a kidney.