Altruistic Kidney Donation (non-directed) = is a form of donation whereby a healthy living person is able to donate a kidney, to someone they do not know. The donor does not have a relationship with the recipient and is not informed who the recipient will be.
Giving someone their life back and giving them back to their family by donating one of your kidneys is a most wonderful thing to do. I cannot think of a better gift to give someone than to give them a second chance at life.
If you want to know more about being a donor then please read this website. Start with the links on the left under “become a donor”. You will hear my own views on the evaluation process I went through at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford. Each stage exactly what the tests were and how I felt about them. I take you through the operation day, my emotions and thoughts and how I felt physically afterwards. Finally my recovery both the 2 days in hospital and then when at home.
I have not glossed over anything and if there was an aspect I was not happy with, I say so. Also read other peoples comments on my posts as each person can view the donation process differently and also have different reactions during the recovery period. At the top of this page you will find a link to “Blogs” where people have given me their story both donors and people waiting for a kidney. The “About” page gives my thoughts on why I wanted to donate etc.
So please start reading about what it is like to be a donor by selecting from the links on the left under “Become a Donor” or start with the first one here:
You can also find out more about being an altruistic donor by going to these links:
1) NHSBT (NHS Blood and Transplant) non directed Altruistic donation
2) HTA (Human Tissue Authority) non directed Altruistic donation
What I d know is that given the chance I would donate a kidney again – without hesitation.
Any questions please just ask or contact me directly using the Contact form, link is top right of page.
.“Take what you have, however little, and do your best with it.”
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