By Janet Cadero
March 04, 2007
This letter is in response to the David J. Undis letter regarding
organ donation. I believe that if a people understood that the
process of being an organ donor is not as hard as they may think
and that you don't have to be deceased to donate some organs
more people would be put on the register.
I donated a kidney to my sister a few years back. The initial
test was a simple blood test to see if we were compatible. Finding
out we were a perfect match, there are other rounds of tests
(urine, blood, etc.). None of which took very much time away
from my normal daily routine. There is also a psychological test,
and MRI, CatScan, and an EKG. Again, none of these procedures
took very long.
I have had no side effects from donating my kidney, I just find
I am drinking a lot more water. As for the psychological part
of it, it's not my kidney anymore, it's hers.
Her health is better, but will have to take anti-rejection medication
and other medication, but she is able to lead a pretty normal
I encourage everyone to please put their name on an organ donation
Port Hadlock, WA
Received February 28, 2007 - Published March 04, 2006
About: "Was born and raised
in Ketchikan, now living in Washington State. I have already
donated an organ."
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