Why Blog about it?

When I started my evaluation I hesitated to tell many people because I didn’t want the fact that I had be a factor in such a big decision. Post on Facebook that I’m signing up for a marathon? Hold my feet to the fire! Post that I want to give a stranger one of my organs? Um, what if I have second-thoughts? And I did. Second, Third, Fourth, etc. But I am hoping that this blog will be found by someone late at night doing a google search on what living kidney donors experience and it will hopefully help put their mind at ease in some small way. I know I spent many nights doing the same.

Matthew 6:3-4 “When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing”

I can’t quote a lot of scripture, but this is one that has always stuck with me. So this blog feels like the anti-Matthew 6:3, but two big factors override this verse for me:

  1. The need to encourage living kidney donation and provide current information and first-hand experience for others researching this decision.
  2. The courage of my recipient to share his experiences, ask for help, and advocate for all of those on the kidney transplant wait list.

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