Jackson mail carrier donates kidney to stranger

JACKSON, Mich. — Martha Olsen a mail carrier in Jackson went far beyond her delivery duties when she donated her kidney to a complete stranger.

Thursday Olsen was honored with a hero award from the United States Post Office for her donation.

Olsen said she wanted to become a donor for a father in need of a kidney after seeing a Facebook post about him.

Martha quickly got tested to see if she was a match.

Olsen said “I just had always thought took place in families in other words if I’m related to you I can give you a kidney. I hadn’t really put it into context anybody can donate to anybody it based on your blood type, tissue typing and how well you match that particular person.”

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