Would you Give a Kidney to a Stranger?
There are a lot of complicated questions in life, and here at Irregular Times we tend to be attracted to those complicated questions. But today I feel like asking a simple question: would you save a stranger’s life if you could?
You can do just that by giving a kidney to a stranger.
If you’re healthy, you don’t need both kidneys. On the other hand, some people out there don’t have a single functioning kidney, and they’ll die without one. Kidney transplant has been working better and better over time, but the wait is long in the United States, a median waiting time of 3.6 years before transplant.
In 2014, 181 people in the United States did just that. You could save the life of someone you don’t know with a low-risk operation. Visit this page from the National Kidney Foundation to find out how.