"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.