There are over 100,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list, and not nearly enough kidneys available. These statistics concerned Vox correspondent Dylan Matthews, so he decided to do something about it. He applied to become a kidney donor to a perfect stranger. After six months of health screenings, the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore approved Matthews as a donor. When asked why he would give his kidney to a stranger, Matthews answered that helping someone live an extra seven years was worth any discomfort the surgery might cause. On August 22, 2016, someone in Ohio got a new chance at life thanks to Matthews’ kidney!