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Donating a Kidney to a Stranger | National Geographic ctm magazine

Watch the personal story of Hendrik Gerrits as he donates his kidney to a stranger, setting off a kidney donor chain that becomes a life-changing experience for him, as well as the transplant recipient involved.
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  • Whit D. on December 25, 2020


  • Ruxana Jewoon on December 26, 2020

    God has given special mercy through this non invasive procedure of nephrectomy.otherwise it was quite a big operation n painful too

  • jam9297 on December 26, 2020

    At least his wife's boyfriend will be there to help take care of her while he's in the hospital 🙏

  • Prerit 344 on December 27, 2020

    Darkness can not remove darkness only light can 🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • National Geographic on December 28, 2020

    We hope you enjoyed Hendrik's inspirational story! Comment below with your feelings after watching this video.

  • 효월 on December 31, 2020

    during the interview, I noticed he was crying (overwhelmed) and I was crying too all over….. such a nice guy. thank you Hendrik.

  • Abdul Waheed on December 31, 2020

    i also wanna donate if anyone want send me mail

  • Vietbuffet Tran on December 31, 2020

    wow Hendrik, Tracy, you got a big heart and I don't think that many people (including myself) can do what you did (gave one of your kidneys away). God bless you and your family Hendrik.

  • wida on January 2, 2021

    Donate 1 kidney at what cost? Better get financial support for entire your life after donate your kidney.

  • happy99 on January 2, 2021


  • Basheer Samara on January 4, 2021

    TAKE MY KIDNEY! This video moves me to do the same!

  • roberto espinoza on January 4, 2021

    Such a wonderful story! Huge heart! You deserve Heaven!

  • Chandan Meher on January 10, 2021

    It's very emotional to watch something like this.. specially when u have undergone a transplantation and suffered all of this…♥️

  • Гуглеслав Ютубов on January 10, 2021

    Donating a kidney to a stranger and tell the whole world about it in a film about yourself, playing yourself. Vanity poisons good deeds. Doing good is already reward enough, not ecstatic snot in the comments. Donation is good. Self-admiration on public – not good.

  • Nick P on January 10, 2021

    My best friend needs a kidney.(for the 2nd time). She had a transplant as a young child an now 20+ years later she needs a new one. This gives me hope for her. She has an amazing spirit.

  • Vedika Salunke VIIIC 35 on January 11, 2021

    Once there was a person who want AB+ blood I thought of donating my blood cause I am O+ but I couldn't donate because my age was not appropriate I felt very bad……☹😔😔

  • Manthan Mahajan on January 11, 2021

    Some people are beyond our imagination, that guy is really great

  • Tristan E on January 12, 2021

    Beautiful story and cheers to them both!

  • Cxn Njsidb on January 14, 2021

    WHY THO???

  • annette osnos on January 17, 2021

    Oh my. What a wonderful story and an incredible gift. Truly the top!!! Thanks for sharing this and thanks to Hendrik for being an amazing human being filled with compassion and caring. Those children have quite the example of a beautiful parent…

  • Ella on January 18, 2021

    It's so brave for people to do this, it's amazing

  • Waseem Ch on January 22, 2021

    As a child i think superman, spiderman etc are super heroes.. But todat in realty saw a super hero … Applause to you you Sir .. Hendrik

  • Joe Willey on January 25, 2021

    Thank you I have stage 4 CKD we need more like you my friend

  • CallMeFiber Gambling on January 31, 2021

    why would you dislike this amazing video?

  • 우리는꼬북도끼 on February 2, 2021

    Those are truly the angels without wings. As a patient with a chrnoic kidney disease, I deeply appreciate kidney donators. What they are doing is presenting a new life to someone they even don't know

  • seriliaykilel on February 5, 2021

    I’m not crying… 😭😭😭

  • Fazal Ur Rahman Khan on February 9, 2021

    A stranger shouldn't be a stranger anymore…. This is called a big sacrifice for other human fellow 😘
    In this world there are many bad people who want to kill other human fellows but also good ones like this who donated his kidney to a stranger

  • R Patel on February 11, 2021

    God bless you

  • Ana on February 17, 2021

    Wow the surgery process was insane and so amazingly beautiful I can’t imagine how they felt, my fiancé of 6 years has been on dialysis for 3 years. I pray our day comes when he’s off it.

  • Oktay Berkay on March 9, 2021

    You can't get everything with money. Sharing things with full of empathy just for help and humanity is priceless!

  • mishra suraj on March 18, 2021

    I want to donate my kidney
    Age 25
    Blood group-B+

  • latengocomoburro on March 22, 2021

    Wow, this guy is like a saint or something.

  • AKILA on April 28, 2021

    Why shouldn't we embrace ourselves

  • Sadia Hussain on May 20, 2021

    My husband will be having his kidney donation today please keep him in your prayers

  • KOFI AMETIH-YEKPLE on July 10, 2021

    The world can be a better place after all

  • Mr Gypsy on July 20, 2021

    People like him makese restore faith in humanity, giving part of yourself to someone whom you never met ? Dang you have a special place in heaven if there's one , very proud of you bro

  • Lachunda on August 5, 2021

    I love this and I will be doing paired donation so that my husband can get a kidney!!!!!!!

  • Andres III Escubin on August 15, 2021

    I believe that this world is full of good people, if you can't find one. be the one.
    Please send us your prayers the transplant will be on August 21, 2020. BTW I will be donating to 17 year old non related recipient. ❤️

  • swati goel on August 26, 2021

    God bless you Hendrik. You are a powerful and beautiful soul. May you be always happy and healthy

  • Delilah Weeks on October 9, 2021

    We have the power to be the BEST we can be in this life. What a phenomenal story!!!! Thanks for being an Angel on Earth 🙂

  • Ashish Kumar on October 9, 2021

    My age 31 blood group ab+ i can give my kidney free but i just want painless death if you arrange by any doctor then i will give you both kidney. my parents dead. I am alone

  • Ahmed Bello on November 1, 2021

    I want to donate my kidney to serious people only, I am from Morocco for Money

  • The Stranger on December 5, 2021

    behind every single action there's a cause doesn't matter how big or small it is

    his emotions wants to tell smt els too which i think he doesn't tell yet.

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