When Mark Scotch heard that a stranger he met at a microbrewery in Louisiana needed a kidney, he didn’t hesitate to offer up one of his own. Unfortunately, the two were not a match.
Scotch’s kidney was sent to a recipient in New York while Hugh Smith received a kidney transplant from California in early 2021.
Now, Scotch is putting the finishing stamp on what has been a remarkable journey; a three-week bike ride from UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, to Hugh’s hometown of Natchitoches, Louisiana.
If you’re interested in signing up to be a live kidney donor, you can visit the National Kidney Donor Organization’s website for more information.