A very sobering story from CNN. Well worth the read.
As Lorraine sat in the waiting room with Susie that May morning two years ago, she prayed her husband's liver lobe would cure her brother-in-law. She prayed for her husband, too, but she was less worried about him, since she says the surgeons had reassured them while liver donation wasn't without risks, it was safe for Paul, a 56-year-old man in good health.
Neither of Lorraine's prayers came true. Tim died less than a year later, after receiving the transplanted part of Paul's liver. He was 58. Her husband died that very day on the operating room table.
"I want everyone to know what a generous, wonderful man Paul was. When he found out Tim needed a liver, he didn't hesitate to say yes," said Lorraine, a school bus aide for children with special needs in Tampa, Florida. "They weren't blood relatives, but they were a perfect match, and he felt privileged that God was going to let him help Tim regain his health."
A story where you really wonder, how could this happen?