Donation of One of Your Kidneys?

@artistry (4154)
United States
September 22, 2009 4:46pm CST
If one of your close relatives was very sick, you were a match, and you were healthy, would you be willing to donate one of your kidneys to them? Would you be a little bit scared to do so, if you agreed be a donor?
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2 responses
30 Sep 09
Hi, I would only donate to one of my children. I would not want to risk them losing me, if i donated to someone else. Sounds selfish, but my children have to come first.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
2 Oct 09
...Hi forestgold, Everyone has to make up their mind what they would do if they were in this kind of situation. If you donate a kidney, I have always wondered and still do, can they replace your kidney if it is rejected, or is it then worthless? I can understand your thoughts about a donation of a kidney. Thanks very much for responding. Take care.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
26 Sep 09
I would donate a kidney in a heartbeat. But I would also be quite terrified because any surgery is a risk and it would be just my luck to fall ill. But yep, I have two, can get along with just one so I guess we are meant to share if need be. I'm also a registered organ donor
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
27 Sep 09
...Hi MsTickle. You have been so kind as to respond to several of my questions, so I am going to consolidate if you don't mind. First I think you are the greatest, to be willing to donate one of your kidneys without hesitation. More than kind. Next the person who would answer that he lies is giving a honest answer to the question and in my opinion as you stated a dishonest person. Finally it is impossible to tell the whole truth all the time as a human being, there are shaded areas. Next, you responded to one of my answers to one of your questions I think, and whatever you said :o), I basically agreed with you I believe. Take it easy.