The altruistic organ donor: 'I was talking to my kidney'

The altruistic organ donor: 'I was talking to my kidney'
 

Almost 5,000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, but the number of living kidney donors in the UK fell to an eight-year low in 2017.
Carl Pinder is one member of a reasonably exclusive club after he decided to donate a kidney altruistically to a stranger.
“I was thinking: well, why not?” he remembers. “And I was trying to come up with reasons why not. And even up to the day I was thinking, why not? I never saw it as a serious operation, although everyone seemed to think it was. All I’ve got is three little scars.”
The donation on 15 February 2016 by Pinder, who was 58 at... read more

 
12 March 2018 in Health, Views: 27
Source: Guardian
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