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Woman makes film to encourage organ donations

Published On: Apr 01 2013 11:51:13 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 01 2013 11:51:38 AM CDT
MILWAUKEE -

A Wisconsin woman who donated a kidney to a stranger has made a film about her experience to encourage others to donate as well.

Natasha Coe, 33, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that she decided to donate after her ex-boyfriend's uncle died after suffering kidney failure.

She posted her offer on Facebook, and a former high school classmate got in touch. Her classmate told her that her stepmother needed a kidney.

Coe said she brought a film crew to her surgery because she wanted to raise awareness, especially among minorities. Coe is biracial.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports 29 percent of the people currently waiting for an organ donation are African-Americans.

The documentary "Does Anybody Need a Kidney?" will be shown at an April 20 wellness fair Milwaukee.

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