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Air tight: Alaska Airlines pilot donates kidney to flight attendant

An Alaska Airlines pilot and flight attendant are about to become much more than co-workers, or even friends. (NBC News)

An Alaska Airlines pilot and flight attendant are about to become much more than co-workers or even friends.

One of them is making a sacrifice, so the other can live a healthy, full life.

"My very last flight I was so ill that I had to take a passenger's seat, and I went into the hospital that day," said Jenny Stansel, who has been on medical leave from her job as an Alaska Airlines flight attendant for about a year.

A doctor delivered the news that her kidneys were failing as a result of lupus, which she has had for several years.

She would need to spend 10.5 hours every day on dialysis.

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