June 22, 2016
A Utah man donated his kidney to a friend from high school who he hadn't seen in years.
Chad Logan and Steve Kostiuk, who played football together at Jefferson High School in Edgewater, Colorado, lost touch after high school and hadn't spoken in more than 20 years.
During those years, Kostiuk was diagnozed with lupus, and his kidneys began to fail late last year. He needed a kidney, but his blood type ruled out any immediate family. He started a campaign to find a donor, including advertisements on his car and on social media.
When Logan became aware of his old friend's predicament, he offered his own kidney. Luckily, he was a perfect match. The lifesaving surgery took place at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver last month.