Thursday, April 15, 2010

Growing waiting list fuels a need for NJ organ donors

In the article was
in published in the Asbury Park Press on April 14, 2010. Nina Rizzo explains how a daughter, Elizabeth Lane, donated a kidney to her father, Lewis W. Kisenwether Jr, because the New Jersey waiting list for a kidney donation was five to seven years. Many family members were tested, such as his sister, wife, three children, and son in law, hoping that at least one person would be a close match. The father felt bad about taking his daughter's kidneys but he greatly appreciated it. Lane clearly explained that it was a no brainer, she had t do this for her father.
I think that it was really great that the daugter donated one of her kidneys to save her father's life. I would do that for one of my relatives if I was the best match as well. I decided to read the comments that was one the article and it suprised me that I saw that a person commented that they wouldn't do that for her family. There would be no doubt in my mind that I would do it if it meant that I could save a person's life and it's even better that it could be my own family.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you that it was generous of the daughter to donate her kidney to her father. I would aslo do that for one of my family members as well.
    Maybe that person who said they would not donate to one of their family memeber has a bad relationship with their family. It is still very sad to me that someone would say that about their family and wouldn't help them out if it means saving their life.