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I Never Thought I’d Ever Say “My Mother Needs a New Kidney”

My mother with my daughters.

As long as I have been able to make an informed decision I have always listed myself as an organ donor. For me, organ donation is and has always been the obligatory box I quickly checked “yes” to.

To me, if for some unforeseen reason, I passed away suddenly and had salvageable organs that doctors could use I wanted them to go to people who could use them. Organ donation is a decision that is more complicated for some people than others, I’ve learned. That is perfectly, perfectly fine. For me, though, it has always been an absolute.

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