Valuable Sacrifice

A man recently entered a hospital in Toledo, Ohio to donate a kidney to his older sister. However, a nurse accidentally disposed of the kidney. Doctors tried to save the organ, but University of Toledo Medical Center spokesman Toby Klinger said, “Human error rendered the kidney unusable.”

Both the donor and his sister have been released from the hospital. A review will try to determine how to prevent such mistakes in the future. In the meantime, the hospital has voluntarily suspended its live kidney donor program.

It is tragic that no one benefited from this valuable sacrifice. It is an even greater tragedy when people throw away the free gift of salvation they have been offered through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.

“He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”—John 1:11-12.

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