Last fall, Tim Jones, a church pastor from Kannapolis, N.C., met Don Herbert, who had stage-five kidney disease and needed a transplant.

Three days later, Jones decided to donate one of his kidney to Herbert.

Jones said he felt a calling to do it. And it's a good thing he did because it ended up saving his life, too.

The kidney transplant surgery occurred Monday.

While doctors were removing Jones' kidney, they found an aneurysm in one of his arteries close to bursting. His surgery took twice as long because of it, but he pulled through.

His doctors said if he hadn't donated the kidney, they wouldn't have found the aneurysm and it could have killed him, Fox News reported.

Herbert's surgery went well too, and both men will need about six to eight weeks to recover, doctors said.


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