In the year 2020, my aunt was told she would need to start dialysis. She only had one kidney due to childhood illnesses that was severely declining; so much so that her eGFR was around 4% at the time of donation. I worked as a Medical Assistant for a Nephrology clinic where I gained a ton of knowledge about kidney disease, dialysis, and transplantation.
After much thought and many prayers, I decided to begin the process of becoming a potential donor. After multiple tests and procedures, approximately 5 months later it was determined that I was a match.
On March 2nd, 2022 I donated and she received the kidney at University of Kentucky. It has been such a blessing and such an amazing experience, that I would do time and time again, because our friends and family are able to experience her gain her quality of life back.