Letter to The Editor
May 10, 2018
To the Editor:
Donating a kidney to someone in need is simple… and yet complicated. The simple part is that we are each born with two kidneys, but can live long and healthy lives with only one. When someone’s kidneys fail, the gift of a healthy third kidney gives them the boost they need to avoid dialysis and resume an active life. Why not share?
When a friend went on the kidney
transplant wait list at Swedish Hospital in
Seattle, I applied to be a living kidney donor for her. I had a telephone interview in November and lab tests at Wrangell Medical Center during December and Janua...