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Teacher Goes Beyond Call of Duty With Kidney Donation

Teachers give students all sorts of things—homework, snacks, grades, advice, detention. But the Associated Press reports that one Ohio teacher recently gave a former student something much more critical: a kidney.

During parent-teacher conferences, kindergarten teacher Wendy Killian learned that Nicole Miller needed a kidney donation. Miller's kidney problems, due to a genetic disorder, had caused her to be tired and frequently miss school.

According to the AP, Killian "was inspired to be a donor because her son needed and received a blood platelet transfusion a few years ago." Miller's mother told the AP her daughter, who is now 8 and in 1st grade, had "been excited about the thought of getting a new kidney. The thought of being in the same room with Wendy was really comforting to her."

The two went into surgery last week and are now recovering.

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