Danville woman gives kidney to book group friend

Congress honors kidney donor

U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D., 11th) honored Danville resident Tanya Lombardi with a statement on the House floor Tuesday for her selfless donation of a kidney to a member of her book club, Maxine Moir.

The congressman's statement coincides with the start of March as National Kidney Month.

"Four years ago, Tanya joined a local book club in Danville, Calif. There, she met Maxine Moir," McNerney told the House. "Maxine needed a new kidney but couldn't find a donor.

In response, Tanya offered her kidney to Maxine, displaying great compassion and courage. This past December, Tanya provided Maxine with a miraculous holiday gift."

The two women remain close friends and take weekly walks, he went on to say. In 2008, there were 13,000 kidney donations, he added.

— Dolores Fox Ciardelli


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Posted by Marie
a resident of Danville
on Mar 6, 2009 at 8:53 am

We need more people like Tanya in this world. This was a true act of kindness, and had nothing to do with being good at your job or doing the best you can. We all need friends like Tayna. God bless Tanya and Maxine and Thank you!

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Posted by Tom Cushing
a resident of Danville
on Mar 6, 2009 at 9:21 am

Yes, indeedy -- BRAVO Tanya! Thanks for adding a lot of love into this sorry world.

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