- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

MONITOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A 20-year-old Michigan man is donating a kidney to ensure his ailing step-aunt receives a new one.

The Bay City Times (http://bit.ly/1U1c01R ) reports that Christian Montney of Monitor Township will travel Tuesday to the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor to undergo surgery Wednesday to have his left kidney removed. The Delta College student volunteered for the surgery to benefit his stepmother’s brother’s wife, 36-year-old Kimberly White, who went into kidney failure and was placed on the transplant list in the fall of 2014.

Montney says he learned of his step-aunt’s need for a kidney around December and he decided to donate. He signed up for the paired donation program since they don’t have the same blood type.

White will also undergo surgery Wednesday.

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Information from: The Bay City Times, http://www.mlive.com/bay-city

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