The pair considers each other family and Francia has been there for Selena throughout the hard times in her life, including her recent kidney transplant.
A National Kidney Foundation spokeswoman called the reveal "huge" for the 123,000 Americans now on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant, 101,000 of whom need a kidney. The 29-year-old actress shared a workout video in the gym doing dumbbell work in leggings and a sports bra, giving a clear view of two scars on her abdomen, presumably from the kidney donation surgery.
People who get a transplanted kidney from a living donor survive, on average, 10 to 15 years longer than if they received the organ from a deceased donor.
Gomez described her most-recent transplant as 'what [she] needed to do for [her] overall health'. In the same announcement on Instagram, Gomez revealed that her good friend Francia would be the one to sacrifice her kidney. I am incredibly blessed.
"I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process". I love you so much, sis'. I'm very proud of both of them. "Francia has a huge heart because not anyone would just let go of one of their organs to give it to someone else". Gomez first confirmed she has the condition in 2015.