The Advocate | Libby Bingham
|Max and Jan Robinson|
GAWLER man Max Robinson was on the organ donor list.
At the time he registered as a donor and told his family his wishes, the ex-Simplot worker was fit and did not think he would be the one to receive a life-saving kidney from a deceased donor.
"If you don't donate how can you expect one?" Mr Robinson said.
"There's still always a bit of a guilt thing because someone had to die in order for you to get it. I think about the donor a lot.
"There's also the guilt that I got one and so many people are waiting."
Before the transplant, he was on a downward spiral for more than two years.
"On dialysis, I didn't think I would get [a kidney] at all," Mr Robinson said.
"Dialysis just keeps you in end-stage renal failure and it takes you longer to die." Continue reading