Saturday, June 1, 2002

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Ostertag to donate kidney

Dallas _ Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag will donate one of his kidneys to a sister who has diabetes, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The procedure is scheduled for June 27 at Baylor University Medical Center, the newspaper said Friday on its online edition.

"I'm nervous," said the 7-foot-2 Ostertag.

"There's always that chance that I won't come out of it, or that something will happen later, an infection or something. But the chances are slim. I don't think about it that m
uch."

His sister, 26-year-old Amy Hall, has had type 1 diabetes since she was 7. In 1999, her kidney problems began, leading to kidney failure in March.


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