Chicago Sun Times | Michael Roizen & Mehmet Oz
A. Chain 124, as it was called, was put together by the National Kidney Registry. It involved 30 live donors and 30 people in need of a kidney. Willing, but incompatible donors — like your relatives — were hooked up with strangers who had compatible kidneys. This daisy chain of hope was crisscrossing the country when the first person in the exchange found a compatible donor.
Talk about a generous heart — the donor was someone who didn’t have a relative on the waiting list, but who wanted to help! YOU Docs suggest that you get your daughter on their waiting list as well as national lists such as the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
What’s unique about kidney donation is that it can come from a live donor. Other organ donations come from a person deeding their body part to the National Network of Organ Donors after death.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, most religions in the United States support donation as a compassionate expression of generosity and love. If you’re not sure, check with the powers that be.