May 9, 2014 4:03 PM

Mint Hill man gets kidney donation after death of fellow church member he’d only met twice

Mark Kelly of Mint Hill had been awaiting a kidney transplant since 2010. A rare blood type made finding a match nearly impossible, but after Marlon Helms, a fellow Idlewild Baptist Church member, died Sunday in an accident at his home, his family offered Kelly a kidney. Despite the odds, it was a perfect match.

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