NYPD Detective to be honored at NY Columbus Day Parade for donating kidney to stranger

Oct 11, 2019 318

BY: Derick Waller

New York's Columbus Day Parade has a long tradition of honoring Italian Americans who are making a difference. This year, one of those honorees will be an NYPD detective who saved a life by donating a kidney to a woman he had never met. "It seemed to be a no brainer, to be honest," Detective Michael Lollo said.

He said it was an easy decision to have a major surgery, all to help a woman in Pennsylvania. "My surgery started at 5:30, I think it took about two hours," he said. "They have a courier with a cooler, so to speak. They stuffed the kidney, my card, and my letter into the cooler, and they drove it to Maryland."

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SOURCE: https://abc7ny.com

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