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The gift of life

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Kidney donors, recipients share their stories
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When Emarea Scott, of Ruston, was told her mother needed a kidney transplant, she didn’t think twice about donating her own kidney.

After three weeks of tests and blood work, she found out that she was a match and could donate her kidney to her mother, Belinda Scott, also of Ruston.

“She said to me, ‘Mom you have given me life — if I have to give you my kidney then I will,” said Belinda Scott. “She put her career on hold to this for me.”

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