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Newsfront - March 6, 2009

Congress honors Danville 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.


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