SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Storyful/FOX 5 DC) - A firefighter became University Transplant Center's first living liver donor of 2020 when he donated part of his liver to a retired police officer he’d never before even met.
Footage posted to Facebook by the hospital shows the moment Texas firefighter Blair met Bubba, who was dying from end-stage liver disease before the transplant.
During the emotional post-op encounter, Blair said to the retired cop, “You got a piece of firefighter in ya, a pretty big chunk of it too.”
Blair and his wife Michelle came across Bubba's story thanks to a Facebook post shared by a friend. They both decided to get tested to see if they would be a match for him, and Blair ended up being a perfect match.
“I’ve never met anyone as selfless with as much of a giving heart,” Bubba said about his donor.