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When Julie Stitt signed up to donate a kidney, she had no idea it would end up saving two lives close to her.

Stitt of Jessup, Md. signed up to donate her kidney, which allowed her husband, Chuck, to move up on the transplant list. He got a new kidney in December.

When Stitt's father's kidneys failed, she was told she couldn't donate her kidney to him and would have to honor her previous commitment.

But the same day Stitt donated, her father, Richard Kern, got the call to go to the hospital for his transplant. Protocol didn't allow nurses and doctors to say so, but they all knew Kern was the next patient with Stitt's rare blood type.

Hospital officials say the twist of fate helped Stitt save the lives of her father and her husband.

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