Would you ever donate your kidney to a stranger?
In this episode of Causes or Cures, Dr. Eeks chats with Elaine Perlman, Director of Waitlist Zero, an organization with the mission of representing kidney donors and ending the waitlist by making it easier for living donors to donate a kidney. Elaine will walk us through her journey (from start to finish) of donating her kidney to a stranger. She'll also tell us about the journey of her son, who donated his kidney when he was just a teenager.
Elaine will also explain what the "kidney crisis" is, how long the wait on the waitlist is, and the cost to living donors, a burden which Waitlist Zero hopes to decrease. Finally, she'll talk about the biggest reason people give for donating a kidney to a stranger, and the main reasons people give for not wanting to do it.
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