Honey Brook resident Kelly McMinimee – who works for the Chester County Adult Probation, Parole, and Pretrial Services – will receive a life-saving kidney transplant from a co-worker who sits next to her in the office every day, writes Michael Rellahan for the Daily Local News.
McMinimee learned that she had end-stage kidney failure in 2018. She had to go on dialysis and eventually find a donor.
She gathered her co-workers in January last year to tell them she planned to apply for a transplant, a process that sometimes takes years. When she was done explaining, Britany Daptula raised her hand without hesitation, asking McMinimee what her blood type is and offering to be her donor.
“It just felt right,” said Daptula.
After a year of preparations, the two women – who were celebrated by their peers in the department on Feb. 14, National Organ Donor Day in the U.S. – are ready to go on a weeks-long medical leave required for the transplant.
“Who would have guessed that this person sitting right next to me” would be the one to have a match, said McMinimee.
Read more about the co-workers in the Daily Local News here.