Upstate woman gifts kidney to Texas man

(WSPA) – An Upstate woman gave the gift of life to a Texas man.

Krystal Grant and Lois Helmick met each other several years ago while Krystal was involved in a scrap booking company. Krystal and Lois became good friends.

The two would talk frequently since the Grant’s lived in Pelzer and the Helmick’s lived in Texas.

Lois’s husband Pete became very sick last year, eventually needing a kidney transplant.

Pete and family members looked online, even soliciting Facebook for donors. That facebook post led the family back to Pelzer, to Krystal Grant.

Krystal saw the post and decided to get tested. It turned out she was a perfect match, as they both have a rare blood type.

Krystal flew to Texas and the transplant was successful at Scott and White Medical Center.

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