I'm considering donating one of my healthy kidneys to a man whom I have never met before. I read a blog a month or so ago about a guy in California who desperatly needs a kidney transplant or he wont live to see his children grow up. I dont know much about him and I contacted a UCLA Transplant Cordinator. I placed a phone call late Wednesday night and heard back from her this morning via voice mail. I called her back but she was unavailable but I did leave a message. I know there is a lot of testing that goes into donating an organ. Even more so since its a living donor. If it were me I'd want someone who was willing to step up and be a donor.
My main concern is I do want to have more children someday would this hinder my chances if I'm a match? I was watching a repeat on Extreme Make Over Home Edition and the family recieving was nominated because this mom donated her bone marrow to save the life of a child and this child is now 3 years old and perfectly healthy. The mother of this child nominated the woman who saved her daughter. I guess my question is is if this was your husband, your son, your nephew, your brother wouldnt you want someone to save his life? Would you or have you done this to help out a perfect stranger?