If you, or your child, were about to die and needed a kidney, you better believe you would be begging for a stranger to step up and offer one.
Allison Lennon in New York city is in need of a kidney. A kidney donor to be specific. Somebody, between the age of 18 and 70, somewhere out there is a suitable and willing match. So far ONLY A SCANT FEW in a country of some 320 million-odd have stepped up. Black, white, yellow, pink, purple, it doesn't matter your skin color. You as a human being are a potential donor.
Becoming Allison’s donor, as I understand it, will cost you nothing. Except a kidney. But you have two and you can live great with one. In fact, my mother in-law gave my wife (her daughter) a kidney. My mother in-law is doing great!
Medical technology has really come a long way. If you get to be the donor, the surgeon will remove your kidney laparoscopically. That means you'll spend, on average, two nights in the hospital and back to work in three weeks. How's that for some time off and away from The Man?
Follow this link. It will take you the website for New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Surgery. It gives you more information on becoming a donor and has a link to the questionnaire you will need to fill out to get started. Just filling out this form and faxing it makes you a hero!
If the experts like your answers, they will mail you a kit that you will need to take to your doctor or nearest hospital or LabCorp office where they will draw your blood. It will then be shipped to New York for study. This will only cost you a few moments of your time. And a couple of ounces of blood. Trust me, you’ll make more.
I just received my kit today. I'm getting my blood drawn tomorrow morning and shipping it back Overnight via a pre-paid FedEx shipping label. Not costing me a thing. Except a few ounces of blood.
Spread the word, people. Somebody's daughter, somebody's friend needs your help. Widest dissemination possible. Help save a life: be a living organ donor.