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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.


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Aug. 26th, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
It's a fairly common condition, affecting about 150,000 to 300,000 Americans. Complications are rare and there are usually no symptoms. The remaining kidney can easily handle the load of its missing twin. In fact, the condition is usually only discovered accidentally when an individual has an abdominal x-ray for another reason.
Aug. 26th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
Well I am signed up on the organ donation registry. So when I die they will donate my organs to other people.
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