Michigan friends receive organs from same donor

March 10, 2015 2:35 PM

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GRAND RAPIDS – A bond between two longtime family friends has been deepened after the Michigan men received organs from the same donor.

Fred Nelis, 60, of Holland got a new heart, while Gordon Veldman, 67, of Pentwater got a new pair of lungs. The operations were held at the same time at a Grand Rapids hospital last June.

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