When it comes to donating a kidney or any organ to a loved one because they are in need is something you would do to save their life, but what if a complete stranger asked you to. What would you do the same to help someone in need because they are struggling with their health. Well, Ari Sytner was that guy, who donated his kidney to someone in need and he is the author of his book, The Kidney Donor's Journey - 100 Questions I Asked Before Donating My Kidney and I had the honorable chance to meet him in person to talk about his book. He talks about what he had to go through, the process of deciding to go through it and ask himself all the questions that go through anyone's mind when taking on this responsibility. With 100,000 patient waiting for a kidney donation every year, Ari talks about the pros and cons and what it entails to become a donor and what he had to go through. It is the sacrifice of opening your heart and body to someone who does not have any other hope but you.
Ari Sytner is the author of The Kidney Donor's Journey - 100 Questions I Asked Myself Before Donating My Kidney but he is also a blogger, therapist, a social worker and so much more and he takes you on his journey becoming a kidney donor and giving someone a chance to live longer without being connected to dialysis and prolonging their life. It is something that no one really talks about when it comes to kidney or organ donation because it is a sensitive subject. There is a lot that goes into it, it is mentally, physically and spiritually challenging because it is taking a piece of you and giving it to someone who is in dyer need to survive. There is also, the aftermath of it being a success and bond you create with that recipient because they have a piece of you. Now you have one kidney, but they might not have any kidney functioning and it is their last resort to ask a stranger to save their life.
I find this book very eye opening, informative and inspiring because if I had the opportunity to give this gift to someone I would have to ask the same questions. Here is a link to his inspirational website http://www.kidneydonationguide.com/ to get more information about his book and maybe it will inspire you to save a life. Subscribe to his site http://asytner.com/subscribe and keep up to date about his new book. Also check out his Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/261812148/kidney-donation-the-1st-q-and-a-book-by-a-kidney-d