Minnesota Public Radio Show Today on Payment for Donations
Yers truly joined the (disconcerting) conversation today on Minnesota Public Radio's Mid Morning show, featuring two prominent transplant physicians and leaders on why they are promoting a pay-for-organ solution to the kidney shortage in the U.S. I have tremendous concerns that this is going way too far given that we haven't even managed to support the living donors with basic emotional and economic support to see how that works. I called in, and was hoping for the chance for a little more give and take than I got, but no matter what any of us think of the conversation, it was a delight that it is being had!
In January 2006 I successfully donated half my liver to my brother, Joe. This blog began in November 2005, when I was just a hopeful donor candidate, and continues today as a vehicle for sharing my experience and building community among past, current, and would-be live organ donors and transplant recipients. Thank you for stopping by. All content on this blog, including images and text unless otherwise cited, is copyright (c) 2005-2007, Becky Waller. All rights reserved.
In 2007 I founded the Greatest Gift Foundation, which provides information and support to living organ donors throughout their transplant experience. I'm in Minneapolis, when I'm not traveling the country meeting with transplant teams. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.