All tagged altruistic donor
My decision to donate my kidney came about easily. If I’m in a position to help someone else, I’ve always done so. This situation was no different for me. I thought that if helping this gentleman means that he gets more time with his family, it would only be the right thing for me to do.
The pain is only temporary. The gift we get in return is all worth it, that is the gift of seeing the outcome and how much your recipient's life will change. The opportunity to be a living kidney donor has given me a reason for living.