Monday, September 21, 2009

Story of the Day

It's nice to read a feel-good piece first thing in the morning. This story is about a teacher who gives one of her students a kidney.

Can you imagine?

Part of me says, "Yes, yes, I'd absolutely do that, too" but there's still a little voice in the back of my head that's full of doubts. What ifs. What if my lone kidney would then fail? What if my husband or kids ever needed a kidney and I didn't have a spare? What if...

But in the end, I think I'd still have to do it. To know I'm a match, to know I could save a life... That would be really hard to walk away from just because of a few of my own fears.

I'm going to ask the same question of the article: Would you ever give a stranger a kidney?


  1. Unbeknownst to me it was discovered that I was born with one functioning kidney when I my friend asked if I would donate my kidney and I had said yes.

    If I had a kidney to spare, yes. This is why I donate blood because it's the least I could do to save someone's life.

  2. Last Sunday, there was an article on CBS Sunday Morning about a taxi driver who gave his passenger a kidney.

    The driver's story generated so much publicity, his daughter contacted him, who he hadn't talked to in thirty years. It seems his ex-wife had told her all kinds of bad things about him, and so the daughter severed all ties with him. Anyway, after seeing the story, the long lost daughter contacted him.

    So the driver lost one kidney but got back his daughter. Wow, huh?


  3. Wow, Dru! That's an amazing friendship. And I'm always impressed when people give blood often.

    Shelley, they mentioned the cabbie in that article, but not all the details. That's pretty incredible. We couldn't make that stuff up!

  4. I wouldn't even give my godson a kidney, let alone a stranger.

    So tell him not to ask!