Dialysis and a Donor

kidney-donation-300x218There comes a moment when a person makes a HUGE sacrifice on behalf of another.  Here’s a blog being written by a woman who is donating her kidney to a complete stranger.  Amazing as that is, this has been going on a while and with a couple other people!  She wrote:

In December 2012 I saw a Twitter post for a person in need of a kidney. This got me thinking back to when I tried to donate my kidney 7 years ago. That time around, I had gone onto the website of livingdonorsonline.org and found someone with my blood type who needed a kidney, went through all the tests and was approved, only to have the donation cancelled a week before surgery because my recipient had developed antibodies to my blood.

I find it so inspiring that she responded to a twitter post about someone needing a kidney; such a selfless, gnerous act!  I so admire her for this and her blog is fascinating!  You can read it by CLICKING HERE.   And please leave a comment to encourage her!

DevonTexas © 2013

About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I can be hooked up to a machine that will clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I go to a center and have too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passes through a process where it's cleaned and the fluid is removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. I want to advance knowledge about dialysis so that other patients can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them. All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy.
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1 Response to Dialysis and a Donor

  1. Morgan B. says:

    A severe case of strep throat caused me to go into kidney failure. Before i could be eligible for a transplant, i needed to lose a lot of weight. While on dialysis, i was approved for gastric bypass surgery, and two months later i received a kidney from a donor I met through (meetorgandonor123@gmail.com),I have never felt so alive before now after the transplant.

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