Haynes & Boone Partner Donates Kidney to Staffer’s Son
Posted Jan 29, 2010 11:46 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A 39-year-old partner at Haynes & Boone in Houston is donating a kidney to the son of a longtime staffer at the law firm.
Labor and employment partner Matthew Deffebach was scheduled to donate his kidney in a surgery on Thursday, according to Texas Lawyer’s Tex Parte blog. He was one of several lawyers from the firm who volunteered for testing to see if they were a match for the staffer’s son, whose kidneys were damaged by Berger’s disease.
Deffebach told Tex Parte he was moved to offer his kidney after learning the staffer’s son was the father of a 6-year-old boy. Deffebach and his wife have three young daughters, and he says he couldn’t stand the idea of the boy growing up without a father.