Isn't it great that a father gave his son a kidney for Father's Day? Isn't it great that a father in Orlando gave his son a kidney on Father's Day?
My ex-husband received a kidney from his nephew several years ago and is doing well.
KIDNEY AWARENESS! It is so important. There are over 50,000. people if not more in the US who would have a better chance of survival if someone would take the time to get test to see if they were compatable to give someone the chance of life. After all, everyone has 2 kidneys and you only need one.
I, for example, had kidney (Renal Cell Cancer) cancer in 2002. Fortunately because I was a nuclear medicine technologist and the Radiologist that I worked for let me do a Bone Scan (on initial study it shows the kidneys) on myself. I saw what was abnormal on the "flow study" (which is the part that shows the kidney structure because the isotope goes through the kidneys first) and saw what looked like a big problem. Not to go into much more detail as to not alarm anyone...I successfully had that kidney and the tumor removed...and have been fine since...Thank God!
However, my point here is that more people should realize that it is not that difficult to donate a kidney...it is relatively easy surgery with usually no complications.
Keep donation in mind...it might save a child, it might save a relative, it might save a friend.
Do you have family or friends that need a kidney...get involved - you have 2...why not give others a chance at life!
All of us Cancer survivors would thank you! and also those that are born with diseases that can't be cured!
Karen Monsour, REALTOR(r), SSRS
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