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Hoping to Qualify: Getting Tested

The transplant center wants another urine sample.  An earlier one might have had microscopic amounts of blood in it.  I’ve worried at times about whether I would qualify as a donor, and this is a new excuse to do so.  … Continue reading

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Sharing Something Personal: Telling the Kids

I’ve always had mixed feelings and a knot of tension about sharing my plan to donate a kidney with others.  I don’t want to be a braggart.  On the other hand, I don’t want to hide something that is important … Continue reading

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Overcoming Inertia: Googling How to Donate

Like my first blog post, this entry and the next several ones will mostly be a look back to catch up on my experience regarding donation.  For this I’m using a diary begun April 27, 2011, the day my online … Continue reading

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Mixed Motives: Taking Stock and Giving a Kidney

This week, the week I am finally starting my blog, it’s becoming more intimate, more real.  A sample of my blood is being mixed with the blood of the person who has been chosen to receive my left kidney, as … Continue reading

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