Leigh Anstey saves the life of his wife Leigh Taylor by giving her one of his kidneys on Valentine’s Day
“If the girl you love dies, you don’t have to think twice”: man saves his wife’s life by donating his kidney to her after he learns that he is a perfect match
- An Australian man donated his kidney to his sick wife on Valentine’s Day
- Leigh Anstey said it was an easy decision and he didn’t think long about it
- His wife, Leigh Taylor, suffered from an ongoing illness for several years
- The couple hopes that their story encourages others to become organ donors
A loving husband has given his wife the ultimate Valentine’s gift that has saved her life – a new kidney – after learning he is the perfect match.
Leigh Anstey, from Queensland, said he had not thought twice about donating one of his kidneys to his loving wife Leigh Taylor when he made the “simple decision.”
“When you see the girl you like to die, you don’t have to think too much about it,” Leigh told Sunrise.
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Leigh Anstey (photo left) did not think twice about donating his kidney to his sick wife and said it was an easy decision
His wife had suffered kidney damage after being poisoned on a farm 30 years ago, and the condition worsened last year when she got the flu and forced her into dialysis treatments.
The process of finding a suitable donor could have left Leigh on a long waiting list for years, but luckily her husband was an ideal candidate.
“I’m so lucky he was my perfect match in more than one way,” she said.
“It was such a relief for us. If he had not been a party, there would have been a few other options, but I am so happy and so grateful. ”
The couple’s main message emphasized the importance of organ donation and they hope their story will encourage others to sign up to become an organ donor
Leigh continued to explain how she now feels much better after the treatment.
“Leigh’s kidney, his wonderful gift, started working right away and I think psychologically that it has given us such a new life with so much happiness and hope for the future,” she said.
The couple’s main message emphasized the importance of organ donation and they hope that their story will encourage others to sign up to become an organ donor.