Sunday, December 24, 2017

Consider donating a kidney

Not sure if everyone is going to be happy with the gifts that you've chosen?  Have you thought about donating a kidney?  I know, this post is written on Christmas Eve.  Transplants from living kidney donors don't happen overnight.

But, have you thought about getting tested?  Some of you might be among the donors who have given. Some other readers might be searching for a donor. It is my deepest desire that everyone who needs a kidney gets one.

But that can't happen without more living donors.  There simply aren't enough viable kidneys out there.  Even with the kidneys from deceased donors, there is a huge shortage. That's why I encourage you, if you're healthy, to consider donating a kidney this year.

If you are the least bit curious, please contact your nearest hospital's transplant center.  All of your questions can be answered and you can remain anonymous.  There is no obligation.  Of course, I'd love to chat with you if you want to know more about my experience as someone who donated a kidney.  Three years have passed since the transplant. Both my recipient and I are doing well.

Do you have any questions about donating a kidney? Let me know.  I'd be happy to help you find the answers.

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