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Senator Kelly Hancock: District 9
July 13, 2022
Sen. Kelly Hancock Recovering Well Following Kidney Transplant
Doctors indicate successful procedure; full recovery expected for Hancock and donor son-in-law

FORT WORTH, TX – Texas State Senator Kelly Hancock (R-Fort Worth) today underwent a successful kidney transplant at Medical City Fort Worth after more than 30 years of living with chronic kidney disease. Hancock’s son-in-law, Greg Cox, was the match and volunteer organ donor. Both are expected to make a full and speedy recovery.

"Each of us faces unique challenges in life," said Hancock. "Robin and I decided years ago that we wouldn’t let this disease slow us down, and I couldn’t be more grateful to her and the rest of our family for their constant love and support."

Julie Fine of NBC 5 DFW sat down with Hancock and Cox prior to surgery to discuss their journey. View the story online here:

For more information on the life-saving power of organ donation, or to become a registered organ donor, please visit

Senator Hancock represents Senate District 9, which includes portions of Dallas and Tarrant Counties. He also serves as Chairman of the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee.