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Reading woman shares story about receiving organ donation

At this moment, nearly 118,000 people across the United States are waiting for an organ or tissue transplant. In Pennsylvania, 8,000 people are waiting for a life-saving donation.

Marleny Jimenez, of Reading, was one of those people. After she experienced flu-like symptoms, doctors informed her she had kidney failure.

After a year of dialysis and waiting on the organ transplant list, she received a donation. It was from her her boyfriend, Fernando, who insisted on being her match in both life and in organ donation.

To become an organ donor click here.

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