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Ohio girl, 8, gets kidney donation from teacher

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CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio girl is recovering after getting a critical kidney transplant - with the organ donated by her former kindergarten teacher.

Nicole Miller - an 8-year-old first-grader at Mansfield Christian School - got the kidney last week from Wendy Killian, who was her kindergarten teacher last year.

The Mansfield News Journal reports that Nicole suffered from a genetic disorder that caused kidney malformation.

Killian became involved during a parent-teacher conference with Nicole's mother. The teacher asked for the criteria needed to be a donor and found she met them. She says she was inspired to be a donor because her son needed and received a blood platelet transfusion.

The transplant happened last Tuesday at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland.

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