Taylor County deputy donates kidney to Abilene man

The Taylor County Sheriff's Office deputy and the Abilene man who received his kidney are out of surgery.

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office posted a message on social media about 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday saying that “the surgery is over and went very well!”

Sergeant Jay Jones donated his kidney to Clayton Bolt, a family friend.

Bolt was in kidney failure and doctors said that the 28-year-old was too young to be on dialysis.

“The Good Lord put us here for a purpose," Jones told KTXS News last week. “There are lots of times in my life that I've could have been killed on the job, and I think this is why I was not [killed in the line of duty], because of Clayton.”

Both men are recovering at a San Antonio hospital.

“We are a very grateful family right now for what all we have and the people that have reached out to us," said Courtney Bolt Serna, Clayton's sister. "We are so thankful for Jay."

It will take Jones about a month to get back on his feet.

Bolt has a slightly longer road to recovery ahead of him, with his recovery time being estimated to take about six weeks.

"He has a lot of life to live," Serna said. "To be able to move on with his life and live his life to the fullest, it's great."

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