Ohio lawmaker home after donating kidney to wife

CLEVELAND (AP) — A state lawmaker from northeast Ohio has been released from the hospital after donating a kidney to his wife.

The (Willoughby) News-Herald (http://bit.ly/1lPIXgX ) reports that state Rep. Ron Young, a Republican from Leroy Township, was released from the hospital Tuesday after fighting complications from the surgery.

Young was admitted to the hospital March 28 after going through numerous tests that showed he was a donor match for his wife Kathy, who had been on a dialysis machine.

Doctors performed the surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. It was considered an immediate success for Kathy Young, who was released Monday.

But Ron Young had a second surgery a week ago after it was discovered that his small intestine had been perforated during the procedure to extract his kidney.

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Information from: The News-Herald, http://www.news-herald.com/jrc-html/index/index_p33.html

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