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‘A chance to help somebody’

McBride donates kidney to sister-in-law

By Allison Flores

Yorktown News-View

As if DeWitt County Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Blanca McBride hadn’t already dedicated her career to serving her community, she steps up and gives even more to her family. A little over a year ago, McBride explained during an interview, her sister-in-law, Raquel Salazar found out that one of her kidneys had never developed, and the one she did have was failing.

“She declined fast,” said McBride, “and was put on dialysis. So, she started testing her family and friends on her side of the family [to see if they were a match to donate a kidney].”

Unfortunately, a few months into the search, Salazar did not match with any immediate family members and continued dialysis in San Antonio.

“I’d always told my sister-in-law ‘I’ll go get tested’, but I was in the middle of an election and everything was busy and crazy, so I never got there,” McBride explained. 

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