This message is more of a call out to all of you who read this, for you to spread the word.
I have a friend that is in need of a Kidney. This is not something that is down the line or at her leisure, but something whose need is immediate.
Please follow this link to her Facebook location. Holly Prior
What is important to understand is that you do not even have to be a match for the person in need anymore. There is a program at UCLA called the Kidney Exchange Program. This is a program where you go in and donate your healthy Kidney and it is placed in queue for someone in need; and remember… if you are healthy and in good shape, you can live a perfectly normal life with one kidney.
While this does not guaranty that the person you know, like Holly in this case, will get your kidney, spreading the word and getting more people in the system will make the likelihood of someone like Holly finding a compatible match.
As with anything like this, you should discuss this with your doctor before you contact the UCLA program. But if you can, imagine the life-changing gift you will be sharing with someone out there?