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32-Year-Old Receives Letter From A Stranger Only to Learn It’s the Man Whose Life He Anonymously Saved

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He was this guy's guardian angel!

The human body is remarkable in many ways, but as it grows older, certain parts stop working properly. Organs like the heart, lungs, kidneys, bones and more are essential parts to human functionality that are susceptible to failure at some point in a human’s life.

Thanks to a surgeon named Joseph Murray back in the 1990s, when certain organs fail they can be replaced with organs from another person, should that person be willing and able. Organ donations revolutionized medicine’s capabilities to extend a human’s life. However, organ transplants only work if there are enough organ donations.

Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of people are on transplant lists nationwide and most of them are there for a kidney. According to the United Networked for Organ Sharing, about 20 people per day die waiting for an organ transplant. While one organ donor can save up to eight lives, the need for donors constantly outweighs the number of them.

Needless to say, when someone is lucky enough to get an organ donation, they are eternally grateful to the donor. After this person’s life was saved by a total stranger, they wrote a letter to say thank you.

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Source: Reddit/TheBartian

It'll restore your faith in humanity
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