Carrie - Praise GOD!!! I am a 50 year old male who received a kidney transplant on May 1, 2007 from a cadaver doner. I was diagnosed with a degenerative kidney disease in 1992 and was able to hold off on dialysis until Jan 2006. The 3 day a week was difficult. Every day I say a little prayer to thank the family and for a blessing of the 33 year old woman who passed.
Please if you are not already an organ donor please have it added to your driver license. Talk to your family and make it clear you would like your organs to be donated... talking to your family is important, many hospitals will not harvest the deceased organs if the family does not give permission even if their driver license indicates that they would like to be.
The quality of my life has improved tremendously. I feel like a second chance at life... Dan