2 Buffalo Men + 1 Kidney Transplant = Lifelong Bond
Scott Dodson, golf superintendent at a country club in Buffalo, had experienced hereditary kidney issues for more than a decade. As his condition worsened, he was added to the transplant waiting list at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. The Solid Organ Transplant team also suggested the possibility of a living kidney donor.
Scott’s colleagues with the WNY Golf Course Superintendents Association were notified via email about Scott’s need for help. Brian Conn was in his office at a country club a few miles away when he saw the message. Before he even stood up from his desk, he recalls being hit with a sudden, strong, unshakable feeling: He knew he had to respond by offering to be a kidney donor.
After months of appointments and medical evaluations, all unbeknownst to Scott, Brian got the green light.
Surgery was performed a few months later, providing a new chapter for Scott, and a new-found friendship for both he and Brian, as well as their families. They consider themselves brothers.