ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) An Atlanta woman has become the first ever living HIV positive American to donate an organ to another person also living with HIV.
It isn’t everyday that you get the opportunity to make history, but that’s exactly what Nina Martinez did by donating her kidney.
“I just wanted that gratification of touching one life and I know that I’ve touched many, and it feels great,” Nina Martinez told CBS46 News.
Martinez is an HIV positive American. She contracted the disease as an infant through a blood transfusion. She said last year a friend who was also HIV positive sent out a call for help. He was dying and in need of kidney.
“So I did an internet search and found out that John Hopkins was the first center to be approved for living HIV donation and immediately reached out,” Ma...Read More