'I'm just an average person': 20-year-old becomes the youngest ever Good Samaritan organ donor in Britain after giving his kidney to a complete strangerSam Nagy took the decision despite his mother expressing her concerns
09:18 GMT, 30 July 2012
Brave: Sam Nagy has just become the youngest ever 'Good Samaritan' organ donor in Britain
Risking your own life for a complete stranger is a tough decision at any age.
But at the tender age of 20, it is even more remarkable.
But that is exactly what Sam Nagy has just done – to become the youngest ever 'Good Samaritan' organ donor in Britain.
This month the banking administrator had an operation to remove one of his kidneys – which will now go to a complete stranger.
The brave decision by Mr Nagy, from Huddersfield, was taken despite his mother expressing her concerns and admitting that she does not completely understand what motivated him.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, he said the first person he spoke to about his decision thought he was too young and should wait a while.
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Generous: Because of Mr Nagy's decision, another person will now benefit from his kidney
After having a bad day from seeing children suffering from abuse and people living in dreadful conditions, he decided there must be something he could do to help.
Mr Nagy does not know who has received his kidney or whether he will ever see them in the future.
On a blog which he writes, called Altruistic Donation, My Journey to Save A Life, he said: 'I'm just an average person, no amazing talents, no special abilities, just a motive to help.'
The previous youngest Good Samaritan living kidney donor was 25.