Organ donors honored on March 8 with Heroes in the Heartland award from American Red Cross at Nebraska Medicine, Omaha — pictured from left: Ben Little, Kelly Mogler, Sue Venteicher; Vicki Hunter, kidney/pancreas transplant manager; Gina Rau, transplant coordinator; Jennifer Baer, Nikki Quakenbush, Derek Beisner, and David Hansen.

Former Comfrey woman gives a kidney to a friend; receives Heroes in the Heartland award in Omaha

One year after completing the largest internal living-donor kidney transplant chain in Nebraska history, the Nebraska Medicine Kidney Transplant Team was presented with the Gift of Life Heroes award at the 2018 Heroes in the Heartland luncheon, put on by the American Red Cross on March 8 in Omaha, Nebraska. 

A former local woman was among those who received Heroes in the Heartland award. Kelly (Scholtz) Mogler of Elkhorn, Nebraska, donated a kidney to help a neighbor and friend.  She is the daughter of Dennis and Diana Scholtz of Comfrey and is a graduate of Comfrey High School. 

 

See complete story in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.

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