Posted on February 14th, 2011 No comments
“I just asked him, ‘May I ask why you’re coming here?’ He said, ‘I’m here for a lung transplant,’ and I said ‘So am I,’” said Wagner. “And I asked him, ‘Can I ask what side you’re coming in for?’ He said, ‘The right side.’ And I said, ‘Oh, I’m coming for the left side.’”
It was no coincidence. The men immediately realized they were each receiving a lung from the same donor.
Their transplants were extra special for the University of Michigan transplant program as well. Wagner was U of M’s 499th lung transplant. Roy was No. 500.