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Clarksville Councilman Nick Steward to donate kidney to friend, Wiley Bird

Posted By News Staff On Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 10:00 am In News | No Comments

Nick Steward (left) and Wiley Bird (right)Clarksville, TN – March 7th, 2013 – Clarksville City Councilman Nick Steward, will be donating one of his kidneys to his friend Wiley Bird.

“I was speechless when Nick told me he was even thinking about being tested”, Wiley Bird said, “It was the kindest thing anyone has ever said to me.”The Vanderbilt transplant center in Nashville, TN confirmed general compatibility on February 7th, 2013 after a blood test, and have completed additional testing to clear Steward as a donor after a full medical work up.

Councilman Nick Steward said “There are times in life when you can do something for someone else that cost you little or nothing but can mean the world for them. When those times come you should do what you can to help. Im grateful that im able to help Wiley and his wife Kitty”

The kidney transplant surgery will take place at the end of April 2013.

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