Man donates kidney, then gets a heart

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Valentine’s Day is also National Donor Day; a time to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation, and celebrate the people who have given the gift of life.

Donerik Black donated a kidney to his father, and then received a heart transplant. He said he is so grateful to his donor, and cannot wait to meet his family soon.

Stephanie Burianek works at Life Connection of Ohio and helps facilitate the gifts of life in our state. She also encourages everyone to sign up to become a donor. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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