Inspiration and Love
May 24, 2007 8:12am CST
I have posted as story on Triond about a living kidney donor. Until I did this story I had no idea how many people suffered from kidney failure. I'm including the link if you would like to read it then give me your opinion. http://www.relijournal.com/Religion/Two-Lives-Forever-Entwined.26588
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18 Jan 08
I had a cousin or uncle on my dad's side - not sure of his relationship - who lived in British Columbia and he had kidney failure. I do not know of how it happened, but he had to go through a test as to his moral fiber and necessity as a provider to his family to get on dialasis. This was back in the 1950s and 1960s. Then getting a dialisis as well as a kidney transplant was determined on your contribution to society, not on the availability or lack thereof. It is so good that people do not have to go through this, but it is because there is a match. It is nice to know that someone can live longer and that one can still give.
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26 May 07
There are a lot of people who need kidneys. I had a friend who was on the waiting list for one. One day she got a call about there being a donor available. She went into the hospital and was so happy. The transplant was done. She left the hospital and about two months later her body started rejecting the kidney. So back to the hospital she went to have it removed. I am sorry to say the transplant did not work for her. She is living a happy life on dialisis and says she will not go through another transplant again because of the pain and disappointment. I wish all waiting for a kidney good luck and good health.