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He gave a kidney to a stranger and set off a chain reaction

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Matt Cavanaugh.
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Matt Cavanaugh of Manitou Springs donated his kidney to a stranger. He writes about his decision in the L.A. Times.

Army officer Matt Cavanaugh, of Manitou Springs, gave one of his kidneys to a stranger and harnessed the power of a donor chain to get others to follow suit. Earlier this year, the Lieutenant Colonel cold-called Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. They took down the request and eventually took him up on the offer. He writes about the experience in the L.A. Times. (He does not speak on behalf the Defense Department.)