Read this article just written by the great Deborah Shelton, friend of living donor advocates everywhere: http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-met-living-donor-risks-20110731,0,7795430.story
And her mini-essay on why she writes what she does: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/tribnation/chi-reporting-cautionary-information-about-organ-donation-20110801,0,5230533.story
I’ll be posting some remarks on the article soon, not to mention some other interesting stuff about pre-donation GFR, and my thoughts on the ‘evaluation of the living kidney donor’ consensus document from a join societies’ work group (and who are the societies – that’s right, transplant surgeons and folks who benefit from living donor transplants).
Meanwhile, if you haven’t, surf over to Living Donors Matter’s website and fill out their Living Donor Story form. All information is kept private, and used to help improve protections and conditions for current and future living donors.