Mar 25, 2024 Why I Donated a Kidney to My Best Friend: ‘Life Is Better Having Maria in It'

When Maria Scoloveno needed a new kidney, Jackie Mango immediately offered one of hers. The two women had been more like family than friends for more than 30 years. Jackie and Maria had their surgeries on October 8, 2019, at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston, New Jersey. CBMC's renal and pancreas transplant division is the largest in the Northeast and one of the largest programs in the country. Almost 5 years since the transplant, Maria and Jackie shared their story with GoodRx Health. Read their story here.