Former Boise State safety Jeremy Ioane’s kidney transplant has been scheduled for May with his twin sister serving as the donor, the school confirmed Thursday night.
Ioane and his sister, Jasmine, conducted an interview with Hawaii News Now. The story was posted earlier Thursday evening.
The surgery is in Utah.
"I'm just thankful she's the one that will be able to donate her kidney,” Ioane told Hawaii News Now. “I guess I'll owe it to her the rest of my life.”
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Ioane was diagnosed with a kidney disease more than two years ago. He put off a transplant so he could finish his college football career, starting the first three games in 2014 while undergoing nightly dialysis treatments. He appeared in six games, including an emotional scene on Senior Day. Two days earlier, the Idaho Statesman told Ioane’s story publicly for the first time.
Ioane’s youcaring.com account has received more than $75,000 in donations to help offset the costs associated with the transplant.
"I am kind of looking forward to doing the surgery," Ioane said in November.