Thread: Organ donation
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Old May 15th 2018, 10:33 AM
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Default Re: Organ donation

Originally Posted by Michael View Post
I'm a bit curious why you are considering this. Did the idea just pop into your head or do you have a personal/family motive? It does seem a bit odd that one might want to donate a kidney just for the heck of doing so.
It's a way to save a life and a life that couldn't be saved by just donating money instead. I don't have relatives who needed organ transplants, but if I did I figure I'd really like them to get one. The risks to the donor are low these days, both in the short and long term, so why not? I've got a spare kidney I'm unlikely to need and lots of self-repairing liver, both of which are in good shape. If I get to a place where I can share a bit of that with someone who's dying for the lack of it and not screw up my own family in the process, it seems like a good way to go.

It's not something that's going to happen soon. We'd want the kids to be a little older and to figure out how to smoothly handle one parent being laid up for a while, but it's on the long-term plan.
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