"There’s no way you could repay that.”
Dr. Tim Taber, transplant nephrologist and the medical director for the kidney transplant program at Indiana University Health
Treating organ donation like a market exchange raises troubling questions. This is why pilots need to be carefully designed. But given the death toll, it would be almost criminal not to test every possible ethical solution.
Donating my left kidney to my husband in 2012 is one of the best things I've ever done in my life. It is incredibly empowering and gratifying to save the life of the man you love and watch him regain his vitality. And being a donor hasn't hindered my life in any way -- it's only enhanced it.
Stories of connection, compassion and kindness are the currency that gives us faith in humanity. From a century-long bond
"I want to save this woman's life."
Vietnam veteran Bill Warner and John Middaugh formed a bond that will truly last a lifetime. 47 years ago, these two young
"You are donating your right kidney, correct?" Sharpie Nurse asked without really needing an answer. "That's what my kidnappers said," I cracked, as she pulled aside my hospital gown. She scrawled a big YES on my right side and a NO on my left. I felt cold.
Bryan and I still to do all of the things we love, like hiking, camping and traveling, and have grown even closer since his transplant.
Learn more about how you can help those in need of a kidney transplant on the National Kidney Foundation website. Jocelyn