I am a pretty normal 66 year old guy retired from Northwestern Mutual, living in Cedarburg Wisconsin. I am married to my best friend and soulmate, Paula and we share five children, all but one living in Wisconsin. We have four grandchildren with one on the way in another week or so. I was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, making me a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan (well someone has to!).
There are two ways for someone needing a kidney transplant to live a longer life; be the recipient of a cadaver kidney harvested from someone who has died but signed their organs over, and being a living kidney donor since a healthy person only needs one kidney to survive. Actually, 1 in 750 people are born with only one kidney.
Maybe you've seen tee shirts or other websites with this hashtag asking people to consider granting someone one of their kidneys. I first saw this message watching American Ninja Warriors and hearing the story of the athlete who donated one of his kidneys to a friend.