84-year-old becomes oldest living kidney donor after becoming match to neighbor

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An 84-year-old Texas man is now the oldest living kidney donor in the United States. 

Frank DeWhurst was out for a walk in his Austin neighborhood when he saw a neighbor’s sign that read, “I’m type O and I need a kidney transplant. Please help me.” 

He was a match, so he decided to donate. 

A doctor said since DeWhurst was active and not on any medications, he was an ideal candidate.  

The procedure went well, and now 72-year-old Linda Nall has a new kidney. 

DeWhurst and Nall are both doing great. 

DeWhurst says he hopes others who are health will also donate, no matter their age.   

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