12-Person Kidney Swap Changes 6 Lives

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
February 19, 2009 6:06pm CST
It starts with one person, the altruistic donor, who wants to donate out of pure good will. That kidney is matched with a recipient who has a living donor, but isn't a match. From there, doctors find other mismatched pairs who can be compatible. http://www.nbcchicago.com/health/topics/12-Person-Kidney-Swap-Changes-6-Lives.html 12 people involved in a complex kidney swap that spanned three cities and saved the lives of six people nationwide. Would you do this? Seems too complicated to me. Too many problems can arise.
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
20 Feb 09
Hello ersmommy. It is great and unselfish of this donor to donate one of the kidneys to someone who needs it. I don't think that I would do that, to be honest. It needs bravery and courage. Take care, friend.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Wow..well it helped alot of people who needed it. I am glad that there is people out there that is helping like this. I have bad kidneys.. But if I had good healthy kidneys and my family needed one an dI wasn't a match but someone else was and I was a match for someone else then yeah I think the pay off would be worth it.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
20 Feb 09
There was an episode of Grey's Anatomy awhile back like that. One person was going to back out and so none of them were going to get the surgery and the new kidneys. It is very complicated, but if all parties involved are willing then I say why not.