What shows love better than the husband turning kidney donor for his wife when she struggles for her life? What happens though when a marriage like this goes bust? That’s what happened in the case of Dr. Richard Batista – a man who loved his wife enough to turn kidney donor for her. He then found out about how she had been unfaithful to him. And then he sued her asking for his kidney back. Apparently, the marriage was already foundering when he gave his kidney; he did it to try to get her to stay.
Being a living organ donor is supposed to be an act that comes out of an incredible amount of personal generosity (not an act of manipulation as seen above). People who feel that we live in a terrible world where nothing matters except money, certainly can take heart in the number of anonymous living donors there are. These are people who will apply to just give a body part away without even knowing whom it goes to. If one really wishes to make one’s contribution to the world, and there is no better way one can think of other than to turn altruistic donor (that’s the technical term for a donor who donates anonymously), how would one go about it? There’s a process.
The first thing one needs to do to turn altruistic kidney donor is to contact the nearest transplant center for living donations. The donor care coordinator will usually have the whole process mapped out. The United Network for Organ Sharing has a spectacular website with all kinds of information for people considering turning living kidney donor. They walk you through what it takes to turn donor – the mental preparedness it takes, the first steps towards applying, the tests involved, the risks involved, and everything. For more information from a urologist, click here. Urology is the segment of medical care that concentrates on medical and surgical problems in the female and male urinary tract as well as the reproductive organs in the male. Organs that urology deals with are the reproductive organs in the male (penis, testes, vas deferens, epididymis, prostate, seminal vesicles) and urethra, kidneys, ureters, adrenal glands, and urinary bladder.
One of the most common areas of worry that people have considering a living organ donation has to do with how they can only donate once. What are they to do, they wonder, if they find later on that there is a son, daughter, a parent, a spouse, who needs an organ from them. They hate to think that they will be left with nothing to give. The liver is an organ that grows back after you donate a part. But you can’t donate a second time even if you’ve re-grown it. As far as the kidneys concerned, you can only donate once. And this is something that one has to live with.
The thing about being the living donor is that you get the satisfaction of knowing not only that you’re responsible for someone being alive today, but that you’ve set the whole Pay it Forward system in motion. It’s true – when you donate anonymously to someone, someone in their family is so overwhelmed with gratitude that they decide to do it themselves. That’s what it says in a Wall Street Journal article by columnist Rhonda L. Rundle. What could be more pleasant than such a prospect?