How far would you go for a friend?

@savypat (20246)
United States
July 7, 2009 3:32pm CST
Just think of your best friend, what would you be willing to do for them, loan money, loan car, let them live with you, try to help with legal problems. give an organ? Just how far would you go?
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@x_Jo_x (1042)
7 Jul 09
I would like to think that i would do almost anything. I would certainly loan them money if i had it, if i had a car i'd let them use it if it was an emergency, id let them live with me if they had no where else to go, id suport them with any problems they might have, and im not sure about the organ one... I guess if they would die otherwise i would no questions asked! What would you do?
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@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
7 Jul 09
As far as I can go, I will definitely loan them some money if they are in desperate need. And willing to help them with their legal problem. I am no lawyer, but I will help him to find out any legal information, or help him to find a lawyer. That is the best I can do as a best friend. I wish they will do the same for me.
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@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
Well, I can only do so much. Things that I am capable of doing. If by being too much giving will only let your friend be totally dependent on you, I don't think that you can call that friendship.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
9 Jul 09
It’s a coincidence you should ask this question because I have a friend who is in need of a kidney transplant and at the moment her sister has been tested and is a match; further tests are required and hopefully the operation will go ahead but if there are any problems I have the blood type needed and although care about my friend I confess I have mixed feelings about giving up a kidney and I pray I won’t be considered for this. I would have no hesitation to lend a hand with money, legal advice, my car etc but an organ...That is something I have to get my head around! Does that make me selfish?
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• India
8 Jul 09
there is any limit for friendship.ven for best friends we should help him to become a good situation.. but always lending makes some problems in friendship.. we can help him when in times of his needs... think and acting is the best way for this situation...
• United States
8 Jul 09
Well, I consider myself a very good friend. In the past, I have already loaned or given away money, if it was necessary. I have loaned out my car and given shelter to those who asked for help. I'm not a lawyer, but if my best friend needed legal help, I would seek out an expert who could help. As far as donating an organ, I guess it would depend on the situation. If I'm talking about my best friend, and I knew that he/she would die without an organ transplant, I don't think I could live with myself, knowing that I could have helped and didn't. So yes, I would do that. I don't really know why I am this way, but for those close to me, I've always been the type of person that would put my own life on the line, to save someone elses. Weather that's good or bad, I'm not entirely sure. That's just my personality.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Hi Pat. At one time or another, to my own detriment, I have done everything you've listed, but for donating an organ. I would do that, willingly. But I've learned some valuable lessons about lending money, allowing someone to live in my home because they have "problems," or loaning out my vehicle, to have it come back dented...or worse. Some things, when they serve a needed purpose, I no longer freely allow access to. I need them more than the friend does! But again, I would donate an organ. Karen
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• United States
8 Jul 09
How far would I go for a friend? I never really thought of something like this before. I would loan money if I had it to give. Let them stay with me if they needed a place to stay at, I would let'em borrow my car if they knew how to drive and had valid drivers' license. But really when it comes to the loaning out or the giving up of organs, I've never been placed in a spot like that. Some friends I'm that cool with, and some of my friends I'd have to say that I trust them about as far as I can throw them.
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• United States
7 Jul 09
Hi
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• United States
7 Jul 09
I suppose it all depends on which friend it was. If the doctor said I was compatible, I would probably donate an organ or give a blood transfusion for a close friend. As for lending my car, I only let family do that. If the car was damaged or wrecked, I would not be able to afford repairing/replacing it.
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