By the way
I'm still thinking very seriously about donating a kidney. There's a website that matches people who need kidneys with people who have them. =-) I have two very important things: a) healthy kidneys and b) time off in the summer to allow me to recover. Is it kind of scary? Hell yeah. Do I wonder what would happen if I give away a kidney to someone now, only to have MY remaining kidney go bad down the road? Of course. But damn, right now I'm walking around with something, technically unused, that could SAVE A LIFE. As some of you know, I can be a bit impulsive =-) so I've been sitting on this for almost exactly a year, to really think about it, and I truly think it's something I want to do. Plus, the recipient's insurance pays all cost, this organization pays air fare (although usually they would come to me). I select someone based first on blood type and then we go through further tests to see if we're compatible. If it turns out we're not, then I go back to square one and find another possible candidate--sadly, there are a lot out there.
I don't know. Like I said, I'm still a little scared but the part of me that wants to help is weighing in more strongly. And I just have to have faith that I won't need one myself someday. Let's face it, most people don't. And if I do, one of you bitches can just give up one of yours. =-)
What do we think?