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Make Life Happen! Welcome to all of you who visit. If you are looking into becoming a Living Donor and would like a detailed idea of my journey..scroll down and begin with the older posts first. I welcome any questions or topics that you would like to know more about.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Six Month Check Up, Happy Holidays!!

Well its officially six months since I donated a kideny. I just completed my six month check up and I am happy to say that after extensive blood tests, all is fantastic. My creatinine level is perfectly normal with my kidney. I will go again in six months for the same tests. It was quick, painless and always a nice relief to know that everything is great.

With the Holidays upon us and all the thoughts of family and loved ones that we experience it is truly a time of thanks for so many reasons and I am so happy that
because of my altruistic donation, eight people are celebrating the holidays along with me! You can't ask for more than that.

In the past two months I have been spending time and mentoring 5 new altruistic donors through the donor process. One is here in Chicago and she will be donating on December 30, 2010 in a pairing. She is a lovely lady inside and out and I so enjoyed spending time with her this past week. I look forward to seeing her following her surgery. She was thrilled with the information on The Living Kidney Donors Network that I referred her to and she printed the information for her family. She found that it was easy to understand the process and made her family feel more at ease about her decision to donate.

The greatest joy of the Holiday season...or any day for that matter is giving. Giving doesn't have to be expensive. Even if you are not considering to be a living donor, you can pass the information along to someone you may know who either needs a kidney or is thinking about donating. It still boggles my mind how many people who need a kideny have not been told about living donors and kideny pairings.

To all of you who have been reading my blog I thank you and hope the information has assisted you in some way. For those of you who have written to me and spoken to me, I consider it an honor to share in your donation process.

Wishing you all much joy, love and happiness!

Be sure to visit these sites.

lkdn.org The Living Kidney Donors Netowrk
oksolo.blogspot.com Altruistic Donor, Angela Stimpson