— and not surprised that Hoyng, who likes to volunteer for worthy causes, would do such a thing.
The surgery in July 2014 went well for Hoyng and the recipient: Jeff Wynn, 36, of Baltimore, Ohio. Hoyng was off work for six weeks (her employer, NiSource, continued to pay her).
Nine months after the surgery, she and Wynn met for the first time, with both calling the experience unforgettable.
"You can’t believe that people like that are out there, and they’re so selfless," said Wynn, an inspector for a regional airline.
He developed kidney disease at age 12. Kidneys donated by his mother and his Jeff Wynn and Ashley Hoyng during a 2015 organdonor event at Ohio State University
brother both worked for a few years each before failing. He had been undergoing four-hour dialysis session three times a week before Hoyng's donation.
Studies of kidney donors haven't found any strong evidence of long-term health consequences, said Dr. Todd Pesavento of the Wexner's Comprehensive Transplant Center. If a donor ever needs a kidney, he or she
goes to the top of the long waiting list for a donated organ, he said.
Hoyng and Wynn have become friends, but Hoyng said that even if they'd never met, she would be glad that she became an organ donor.
"It was placed on my heart for a reason, and I wouldn’t change it for the world."