Gomez talks about kid­ney do­na­tion

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NEW YORK (AP) — Se­lena Gomez says her friend Fran­cia Raisa saved her life by do­nat­ing a kid­ney to the singer ear­lier this year. Gomez and Raisa sat down for

an in­ter­view with NBC News that is set to air next week. In a preview clip , Gomez says she didn’t want to ask any­one to be a donor, but Raisa “vol­un­teered and did it.” Gomez an­nounced the pro­ce­dure last month, say­ing she needed a new kid­ney due to her strug­gle with lu­pus. Lu­pus is an au­toim­mune dis­ease where the body mis­tak­enly at­tacks its own tis­sues, some­times in­clud­ing the kid­neys. She tells NBC her con­di­tion “was re­ally kind of life or death.” The 29-year-old Raisa is an ac­tress best known for her role on the ABC Fam­ily se­ries The Se­cret Life of the Amer­i­can Teenager.

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