If a relative needed a kidney but you don't get along.

@dreamy1 (3815)
United States
April 8, 2008 2:03pm CST
If there was a family member that needed an organ donation from you and you didn't get along would you still donate the organ?
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• United States
8 Apr 08
Yes I would. Just because we had a fight or wernt talking is no reason to let them die if I could save them. If I didnt save them I would feel like a jerk for the rest of my life. I would put aside our difrences to save them for sure no matter how mad I was! ~May The Kisses Of An Angel Cover And Protect You Always~ Copper
@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
8 Apr 08
That's nice of you.
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@kezabelle (2984)
8 Apr 08
Yes and I would also try and heal what ever rift there was between us id also be ashamed it took something like possibly losing them to make me sort things out with them. Not that anyone would want my kidneys I dont really want them myself they cause me too much trouble!!
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@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I honestly don't know what I would do.
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I've never been in a situation even close to this but I think if I were the old saying about blood being thicker than water would apply and I probably would do what I had to do. There would be other factors to consider, of course, but when it comes down to it if I were a suitable donor and I were able to do it I'm sure I would. Annie
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• United States
9 Apr 08
I was actually in a similar situation at one time. My father and I have been estranged since I was three years old, even when I reached out to him for just a relationship. Anyway, he has had other children after me, and one, my brother that I have only seen once, needed bone marrow. My father called me up out of the blue, and asked me to get tested. I would have done so, but something occured that I wish not to speak about at this time, that prevented me from even being a candidate. During the time that I was waiting for my testing date to come up, my father was in constant contact with me. After it came out that I couldn't be tested, he dropped me like a hot potato. But I would do it again, and I wouldn't do it for my father either. If I became fatally sick and needed some type of transplant, I would hope that someone would step forward and be a donor, be it family or not. Anger is not a reason to not donate. Anger can never be more important than life, especially when it comes to family.
• United States
9 Apr 08
I meant to say that I wouldn't do it for my father's approval, although if it were him that were sick I would have to think as long as possible to make that decision, but nine times out of ten I would.