By Arnold Kling
Some of you may have read how Virginia Postrel became a kidney donor.
It turns out that we have a friend who needs a kidney. Soon. Anyone who has any ideas for helping to find a live donor is welcome to contact me at arnoldsk at us dot net.I was turned down by her hospital’s transplant service. Doctors consider my own kidneys to be suspect, although I they seem fine to me. This argument has been going on for close to 40 years.
Our friend’s husband, whose blood type is A+, is willing to donate his kidney in exchange for a donor whose blood type is compatible with hers–O+ or B+. This “paired-donor” concept is not entirely well received in the transplant community.
Also, as you know, paying a donor for a kidney is a no-no. But to my knowledge, there is nothing wrong with offering to donate money to a charity of a donor’s choice. I think we could raise a pretty decent sum for that.
Again, any suggestions are welcome.