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State lawmaker out of hospital

State lawmaker out of hospital

(Cleveland) — A state lawmaker from Lake County has been released from the hospital after donating a kidney to his wife.

The News-Herald reports that state Rep. Ron Young, a Republican from Leroy Township, was released from the hospital Tuesday after fighting complications from the surgery.

Young was admitted to the hospital March 28 after going through numerous tests that showed he was a donor match for his wife Kathy, who had been on a dialysis machine.

Doctors performed the surgery at Cleveland Clinic. It was considered an immediate success for Kathy Young, who was released Monday.

But Ron Young had a second surgery a week ago after it was discovered that his small intestine had been perforated during the procedure to extract his kidney.

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