|Deborah Stevens says she was fired shortly after donating her kidney. [Agencies]|
A New York woman who donated a kidney so her ailing boss would move up the transplant waiting list says she was fired shortly after the operation, Reuters reported.
Deborah Stevens, a former employee of Atlantic Automotive, said she learned that her boss Jacqueline Brucia was in need of a kidney in November 2010, and said she then told Brucia she would donate one.
Though her kidney was not a match for Brucia, she agreed to donate it to a stranger, setting up a transplant chain that enabled Brucia to receive a better-matched kidney from a donor in San Francisco.
After the operation, Stevens said the company discriminated against her over disabilities brought about by complications from the surgery, and finally fired her. She plans to sue the company for lost earnings and damages.
(China.org.cn April 26, 2012)