An update from author and founder of Who Chains You Tamira Thayne on her attempt to be a kidney donor for a fellow animal advocate. Please share this post far and wide so that Bonnie might find the right person to make a difference for her. Thank you!
Me (left) and Bonnie Plafke, who came to hang out with me during testing in Florida.
It is with a sad heart that I report today on my efforts to be a kidney donor for my animal rescue friend Bonnie Plafke. In initial testing, our blood matched well, so I flew to Florida last month for two days of in-depth physical exams. Although I got a clean bill of health overall, it was discovered that my kidneys are smaller than normal.
What is “normal”?
My kidneys measured 8.3 and 8.5 cm compared to a “normal” of around 10 or greater (4-5 inches). The day I met with the doctor, he seemed to feel it was not a big deal since my other numbers seemed fine, but the group finally met and reviewed my case and turned me down as a donor. It seems my body is more selfish than…
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