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I Donated a Kidney

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    I Gave My Brother A Kidney

    It was 1988.I was on active duty in the navy.My older brother Anvil kidneys stop working.He was on dailysis for years.The family all tested to see who was the best match.I was almost a perfect match.Not sure how close we were,but was the best match.So the navy gave me permission...
    keithwcherokee keithwcherokee 51-55, M Jul 5, 2012

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    Buying A Transplant

    Hello everyone My name is James and i am a documentary film maker in london, i have spent the last few months going back and forth from Iran researching for a film i am making for the BBC. Its called the price of life and asks the question should we legalise and regulate the...
    jamesrussell jamesrussell 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    I Donated A Kidney To My Wife

    Hi everyone,I donated my right kidney to my fabulous wife on August 3rd 2011. My wife has long suffered from chronic crohns disease from the age of 18 and has had to endure numerous surgical procedures over the years and as a result of short bowel syndrome she suffers with...
    Bowlerboyxxx Bowlerboyxxx 51-55 1 Response Nov 12, 2011

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    Blood Brother For Life...

    My name is Alison and i donated my kidney to my brother-in-law, Brendan. People find it hard to believe that I would donate to somene that isn't blood related , but I consider him my brother.  About 27 years ago (when Brendan was 18 and I was about 6 years of age), he...
    alijayne alijayne 36-40, F 1 Response May 1, 2010

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    How It Happened For Me And My Dad

    I want to share my story to lend encouragement to anyone who is in a position to go through living organ donation and experiences more trepidation than I did over it. I'll try to segregate the long-winded narrations into paragraphs so you can easily digest what matters to you...
    ImperialAerosolKid ImperialAerosolKid 41-45, M Aug 25, 2013

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    I Donated My Kidney To My Husband

    Hi, Everyone! I donated my left kidney on July 28th 2011, to my awesome husband of 5 years. So Happy I could do it, and we were a match.He was diagnosed in 2008 in November with esrd. Has been on dialysis since. will add more to the story, later!
    yourpalval yourpalval 26-30 Aug 3, 2011

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    Pleasse Help Me

    I am in desperate financial situation.I live in Rebublic of Serbia.I'am about to lose my house and end up on street with my family.Also my mother is very sick so we spent all familly money in trying to save her life.Therefore I'am very serious about donating my kidney,lung,part...
    sladjana sladjana 26-30, F Feb 17, 2013

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    This process has been nearly two years long.

    We've had at least three definite surgery dates, two of which were pushed back. The next date is approaching and I have some anxiety about whether it will come to pass. I'm worried about my loved one and I really want them to get better. The stress of waiting and jumping...
    nocturne1980 nocturne1980 31-35 1 Response Jun 18

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    I Am Trying To Donate A Kidney.

    Hello. I'm going to write about my experience of trying to donate a kidney to someone I haven't met in person. I have only commented here and never written my own story. Three weeks ago, there was an article in our local paper about a 41 yr old woman who is about to lose her...
    texastexastexas texastexastexas 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    Welcome To China For Kidney Transplant. All The Cost Is 65000usd

    Welcome to China for kidney transplant. all the cost is 65000USD I come from Guangzhou China, Our major is organ transplant, and I hope our website can provide the transplant info for you. If you or your friends need to have a kidney transplant, please visit: http://maglog.jp...
    transplantinchina transplantinchina 36-40, M Apr 23, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I want to sell my kidney or another part. Blood group A +. Age : 36. Mob : 008801867112166. Mail : mannanctg0811@gmail.com.
    ctg0811 ctg0811 36-40 31 mins ago

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    Hello. I'd like to share my story and see if anyone has anything similar. A few months ago I've had this dull pain in my left abdomen and I decided to go to the doctor and get some...
    matt3368 matt3368 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hello. I'd like to share my story and see if anyone has anything similar. A few months ago I've had this dull pain in my left abdomen and I decided to go to the doctor and get some...
    matt3368 matt3368 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I am a 44 yr old male who passed my first kidney stone when I was 12 and I was diagnosed with Medullary Sponge Kidney in 2004 when I had to give up my job as an X-Ray Tech because...
    stoner2 stoner2 41-45, M Sep 23

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    January 2012 I donated a little over a foot of hair (I think 14 inches). :) Now two years later my hair has grown back all the way and I'm planning to donate again. But when it's a...
    lalaloopsytrollpony lalaloopsytrollpony 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    polycystic kidney disease runs through my dads side of the family. I was diagnosed 4 months ago when my menstrual cycle was not right I had a ultra sound and they found cysts not...
    chlo3ann3 chlo3ann3 13-15, F Oct 4

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    i want to sale my kidney my blood group is b+ my mobile no. is 9210173892
    sonuverma666 sonuverma666 26-30 Oct 5

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    I was diagnosed 2 weeks before my 18th birthday through an ultrasound taken after contracting a very nasty kidney infection. At my age I have no real noticeable changes, just...
    theinevitablechange theinevitablechange 18-21, F Oct 11

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    hi friends my name is rohith my age is 21 and my blood group is o+ i want to sale my one kidney argent plz help me this is my contact no 9032189222
    rohithkumar2223 rohithkumar2223 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    HI EPers! I have Medullary Sponge Kidney and am looking for any others with the disease! I would love to have an interactive MSK network here on EP. Feel free to join the...
    Cocofemme Cocofemme 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    i need urgent money that's why i wanna sell my own one kidney. who need urgent contact with me. i am from bangladesh. mobile +8801722985592
    imran900 imran900 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want to sell my kidney or another part. Blood group A +. Age : 36. Mob : 008801867112166. Mail : mannanctg0811@gmail.com.
    ctg0811 ctg0811 36-40 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want to help someone live. I have two of that things u need so badly and I decided to be a donor. I dont know if I can be because i used to drink somethimes and smoke rarely in...
    mrzuty mrzuty 18-21, M Sep 25

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    My mother, meet this bum offline. Offtop he was a lair! she moved him in with her quickly. He never treated her right, they had a big fight so he lied & said he had a business trip...
    honestlybrutal honestlybrutal 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have attempted suicide multiple times. All when when I was in a very dark place over numerous years, I'm glad to say I'm now at a place in life where I'm no longer bothered by...
    Ciara1001 Ciara1001 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    There's a special place in my heart for thrift stores and their workers. In spite of my early childhood cross-dressing experience, I became shy as the years went by. A few years...
    LittleMelissa LittleMelissa 61-65, M 8 Responses Oct 12

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    For many females, trapped wind is normally caused by water retention that occurs in the course of the PMS cycle. Hormones get confused, fluctuating and all kinds of disruption in...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Sep 22

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    my name is nathan and i learned about this site from a parent at a children's hospital support group. i have a very sick son. i am going to give a little background info to give...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    Kidney stones... Kidney stones everywhere!
    KayvonJr KayvonJr 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    5'5 size 18 age 20. Seriously trying to lose weight. I am not massive but my family has a bad health history. Diabetes runs in my family I've seen the damage it has done to my...
    FierrrrceNadia FierrrrceNadia 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm 28 and have been suffering from the age of 13 have been in and out of hospital for 12 years with what they said was abdominal migraines! Surprise surprise 3 years and after a...
    staceygall28 staceygall28 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My thoughts have gotten darker. I recently went through kidney surgery to get rid stage 2 kidney cancer. Had a lot of complications and have been feeling awful and been on...
    FaraLynn20 FaraLynn20 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm obsessed about what I want in life and can't get it out of my head. Its nothing uncommon at all but I know without work and complaining all the time wouldn't change anything. I...
    Quentine Quentine 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Yeah, i remember 9/11 I donated money and the bombs from our military cargo ahhhhhh. Good days
    MatinLutherKing MatinLutherKing 70+, T 1 Response Sep 24

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    There was a blind girl. She had a loving boyfriend, who was always there for her. The girl hated herself and everyone around, just because she was blind. Her boyfriend asked her to...
    TheShalottLady TheShalottLady 61-65, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I donated blood for the first time ever today. Now I keep getting hot flashes. :)
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 2

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    For past three years ever since I have had a secret Santa I decided to pay it forward. So two years ago, a boy from Mexico got in a huge car wreck and his folks from my area had...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    My hair used to be lower than my butt and then I donated it :) now I have a pixie cut. I love it
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 4

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    Nettie May Lee was born in 1892, in the back of a covered wagon, near Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory. My great-grandmother was married in 1911, raised 4 boys, with the first child...
    Maveriick1962 Maveriick1962 51-55, M Oct 6

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    The kindness of some people, especially to someone they do not even know, absolutely amazes me. I work with dogs. I currently have a client who has a dog with cancerous tumours...
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    This may be the wrong experience to post in but I have to get it out there - today I was in an art gallery. They were displaying peoples personal notebooks that had been donated...
    Gallowsweet Gallowsweet 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    This may be the wrong experience to post in but I have to get it out there - today I was in an art gallery. They were displaying peoples personal notebooks that had been donated...
    Gallowsweet Gallowsweet 18-21, F Oct 7

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    Bit of a long one, but worth the read... This may be the wrong experience to post in but I have to get it out there - today I was in an art gallery. They were displaying peoples...
    Gallowsweet Gallowsweet 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I love to donate blood. Working in the emergency medical field, I know how important it is. I have started giving double red blood cells and I'm up past 2 gallons donated in my...
    firedog301 firedog301 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Something I've been thinking about for a while is that I only have good intentions in this world. Never once have I strived to hurt another human, and never will I ever attempt to...
    greeksterman greeksterman 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    If you are reading this story then i assume that you are also the victim of this matter (more victims compared to the victims of politician's promises :)). I accept "LOVE is great...
    Dhanasri94 Dhanasri94 18-21, F Sep 22

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    1w 351k shares 0 Ravens participant retires to give kidney to younger brother, a retired Steelers participantMrs. Cha’s is The top Health and fitness teacher at Gold...
    Jenipe Jenipe 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    “I was lucky to wander right into a martial arts university in a young age and study valuable lifetime-competencies that taught me the best way to reach lecturers, Activity...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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