If you're looking to buy or sell used items, from cars and furniture to books and movies, Craigslist is probably the first place you visit. As the world's biggest online classified site, there isn't much you can't find, proven by the fact that 31-year-old Nina Saria was able to find a potential kidney donor to save her life.
Saria suffers from an autoimmune disease that has caused her kidneys to fail and requires dialysis. She was on a waiting list for a kidney transplant for over a year when her husband, Kay, couldn't take it anymore.
He posted an ad on Craigslist with the headline, "Looking for a Brave Person," located under the "Building Materials" section. It was there that the ad was stumbled upon by a contractor named Glenn Calderbank who A) lived only 45 minutes away from Saria and B) also lost his wife, Jessica, to kidney failure.
Calderbank told CBS News: "Curiosity at first - here I am in between marble and pavers. When I read the ad ... asking for a kidney to save someone's life, it stared at me and I knew, I knew I was a match from the second I saw that. It was there for me and I'm going to have to blame Jessica for that."
Calderbank was indeed prepared to give Saria his kidney and the pair went through months of testing, however the transplant was canceled on Tuesday "due to unforeseen medical issues."
A University of Pennsylvania Hospital spokesperson said both Saria and Calderbank are in good condition and noted that the Saria family will continue to search for the perfect donor. Anyone who wants to help can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.