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Religious Group Tries to Donate Kidneys to Strangers


Dec 15, 2007

Today's Wall Street Journal article on kidney donations highlights a topic that can be important to people with diabetes. Many people on donor recipient lists have diabetes. (Currently 75,000 people in the United States are awaiting organ transplants.)

This article highlights a small religious sect whose members consider giving up one of their kidneys to be an act of charity:

"For Religious Group, True Charity Begins on Operating Table: Sect's Kidney Donations Pose Dilemma for Doctors; A Member's Mom Objects."

See also the related article on the JonahDiabetic website, "Organ Donation as a Diabetics' Issue"


Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes, Kidney Care (Nephropathy)



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