Would you donate a kidney?

Thu, Jul 11, 2019 5:14 PM

I’m assuming most would give a kidney to an immediate family member, but would you give one to a stranger or someone you read a story about? Aka Albert Haynesworth 

i would 100% give to immediate family, not sure about extended family, slim chance I would give a kidney for a stranger. 

A penguins fan a few years ago gave a kidney to someone he saw holding up a sign at a pens game. He s hero for sure 

  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019 8:48 PM

    100% yes for family or friends. I'd probably donate to save a stranger's life. 

    Thu, Jul 11, 2019 8:49 PM

    Yes to all.

    Thu, Jul 11, 2019 8:52 PM

    I haven't spoken to my father in 23 years, and really have no desire to at this point, but I'd donate a kidney to save his life. 

    Thu, Jul 11, 2019 10:30 PM

    I'm happy to give all my organs away when I pass, and I would donate bone marrow to any random stranger for transplant, but I don't think I can do a kidney. So many people die in old age from kidney-related problems. I don't think I would be able to take the risk that my remaining kidney could someday take a hit.

    Thu, Jul 11, 2019 10:42 PM

    I was surprised to read that there isn't a ton of risks to living life with one kidney. But I wouldn't donate to a stranger. What if your spouse, parent, child, etc. needed one later in life? Whoops, you already gave your spare one away. 

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 8:38 AM

    yes to family member or friend, no to a stranger....however, I am an organ donor

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 8:55 AM

    Yes to family,no to a stranger. I am an organ donor.

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 9:38 AM
    posted by friendfromlowry

    I was surprised to read that there isn't a ton of risks to living life with one kidney. But I wouldn't donate to a stranger. What if your spouse, parent, child, etc. needed one later in life? Whoops, you already gave your spare one away. 

    Hmm, well, that does give you something to think about. Though the odds seem slim that it would ever come up.

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 9:50 AM

    i'm torn because the life expectancy of someone who receives a kidney is not much longer than people who just do dialysis. it'd be little risk to me, but for whatever reason it's not like they get a kidney and then live a normal life to age 80.

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 10:35 AM

     

    Definitely for a family member; perhaps beyond.  I think I may also donate my body to NEOMED ……..they should be particularly enthralled with my liver. 

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 12:55 PM
    posted by QuakerOats

     

    Definitely for a family member; perhaps beyond.  I think I may also donate my body to NEOMED ……..they should be particularly enthralled with my liver. 

    Your lips too after the peel them off Trumps ass. 

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 1:18 PM

    Wrong forum.

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