The One Kidney Club
A Family of donors known as 'one kidney club'.
Five members have given an organ; another waits in the wings...
The Associated Press, Updated: 5:50 p.m. ET June 19, 2005
On the weekend of June 3, 2006, The CNN Report broadcast a documentary called "Body Parts", which was about live organ donations. The report included coverage of Barry's kidney donation at Johns Hopkins hospital about a year before that. Unfortunately, the documentary more or less presented Barry as part of an overall case against organ donations, alleging that Barry had been coerced into donating, and that the surgeon and hospital had behaved unethically in accepting his donation.
This article challenges the Australian and British medical authorities to reconsider their stance with regard to "non-directed" kidney donations from live donors. It questions the motivation behind the medical ethicists employed by the authorities, and demonstrates how legal non-directed kidney donations assist in minimising concerns regarding donor rights, coercion, and the black market.
This is an article by David Steinberg that appeared in a medical journal in the U.S.. Their website is www.healthaffairs.org and the article appeared under Narratives on the Full Table of Contents page at the bottom of the home page.
This is a letter that Susan wrote to a doctor in the U.S. who is doing research into the idea of people donating organs anonymously while still alive. It gives some insights into Sue's faith, if not the faith of our members in general.
The Apostle Paul, when writing to the Romans, urged them to present their bodies as "living sacrifices", which he added was nothing more than their "reasonable service" to God and others.
For anyone who thinks that we are pushing people into donating kidneys, please read this article, prepared by Christine, and distributed to all of our members who are contemplating donating a kidney. It makes the reality check that the hospitals give look like a snow-job by comparison. We would like more people to donate kidneys, but we do not believe it should be done naively. Read this if YOU are considering such a donation as well.
Here are some interesting articles written about us in the U.K. Media. They are mostly on the subject of donating kidneys but still include some inuendo and unfair comments about our leadership, so please take them with a pinch of salt.
This is a reply to a student who contacted Dave with a list of questions for a paper he was preparing on kidney donations. Oddly enough, it includes a number of arguments from Dave in favour of restrictions on organ donations.
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