Taylor County deputy donating his kidney to save a life

Sgt. Jay Jones volunteered to donate one of his kidney's to a fmaily friend.

A Taylor County deputy is going above and beyond the call of duty.

Sergeant Jay Jones is donating his kidney to help save a life.

Courtney Bolt said her brother Clayton has been "very sick for the past year" and is now in kidney failure.

At 28, doctors say he's too young to be on dialysis and needs a kidney transplant.

Courtney's dad, Dr. Allen Bolt, mom and husband are all diabetics which makes them ineligible.

So she was Clayton's only hope in the immediate family.

Courtney said she went through all the tests only to find out she can't donate "because of a kidney stone I didn't know I had."

Jones heard about their struggles and volunteered to go through the testing.

It turns out, he's a match.

The transplant is scheduled for Wednesday at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio.

Sergeant Cliff Griffin with the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, said he was talking to Jones about why he decided to donate a kidney.

“You spend your entire career serving, then you really get a chance to serve," Jones said.

Griffin said he was "left in awe and admiration of this selfless man."

He called Jones a true hero.

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