August 25th, 2009

Dr. Nick

Writer's Block: Kindness of Strangers

Would you donate a kidney or bone marrow to a stranger?
The FDA doesn't allow my kind to donate blood or bone marrow.

I was born with only one functioning kidney (unilateral renal agenesis), so obviously that rules out donation while I'm alive.  My remaining kidney is enlarged (normal for someone with only one) so it's probably not suitable for transplant anyway.