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Woman gives kidney to husband, wants kidney back after he reportedly cheats

A wife wants her donated kidney back from her husband.
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A woman gives a kidney to her husband to save his life. Now the woman wants her kidney back amid claims her husband cheated on her. According to a report from Wednesday (Jan. 29), this is a case that the British courts are dealing with right now. It could almost be viewed as a tragic love story, as Samantha Lamb saved the life of her husband, only to have him leave her as soon as he had recovered.

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Andy Lamb needed a kidney transplant operation back in October 2009 and it turned out that his wife was a good match for him. She lost weight, underwent the operation, and basically saved the life of the man she had married. Several years later, after he had fully recovered from the surgery, she is claiming in court that he cheated on her. That has led to her request to get the kidney back that she donated.

Speaking to The Mirror in England, she stated, "I can't ­believe he now has a second chance to live to see his grandchildren grow up. I would definitely go through the operation again -- but I wouldn't give the kidney to him. I hate him. If I could I'd take it back and give it someone else."

The courts may have to decide when a wife gives a kidney to her husband whether it is considered a gift or whether she actually retains possession of it. It doesn't seem like Samantha Lamb has a case she can win here, even if it does seem suspect that her husband would take the kidney and then leave her. As for the cheating accusations, he denies ever doing anything wrong.

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