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Man Donates Kidney to Wife
WVEC TV -- It can take as long as six years to get a kidney because the waiting list is so long. Cathy Robins didn't have to wait that long because her husband Jerry wanted to be the donor. Testing began in October to see if he was a match. A couple of weeks later, they called to say what he already knew -- that he was a perfect match. "He said, 'I don't know why they put me through all this testing. We knew we were a perfect match when we got married,'" Robins related. For Jerry, the decision to donate a kidney was an easy one.