Retired Police Officer Will Receive Kidney From Partner!
These partners will now be connected for life!
Megan Ambrose discovered that she was a match, for a kidney, for her Montgomery County beat partner, Stanley Barsch. Ambrose delivered the good news on Feb. 14, which also happens to be National Donor Day. She also informed Barsch, who has been suffering from polycystic kidney disease (PKD), and that they are set to go under the knife on May 14.
Barsch had turned to Facebook in December to spread the word about finding a donor. He said he first learned he had the disease in 2002 after seeing if he was a donor match for his mother, who also suffered from the disease. He shared that he was in stage 5 renal failure and that he has an O blood type, which is when Ambrose sprang into action.
Video of Barsch’s emotional reaction was shared on Facebook, where it quickly gained thousands of views.