A stranger got my kidney on January 20, 2020.
My name is Elaine, & I live in NYC. This is my short video about my kidney donation adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSsI7IkkmPY
Being an anonymous kidney donor was the best decision I have ever made. Relieving suffering & saving lives is our shared human mission. Our 2nd kidney is not needed for our survival. It’s a vestigial organ, like our appendix. This spare kidney has the power to save strangers' lives. For those who are in top health, consider giving a part of yourself so others can live.
My kidney donation started a chain that provided kidneys for four people, achieving the maximum good from a single gift as an effective altruist does. In order to receive a kidney, my recipient’s loved one volunteered to donate a kidney to a stranger. The recipient of that second kidney had someone donate and so on until a total of four people received new kidneys. My FB page is called "Kidneys 4 Strangers." This page can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/469039740645326/ I wrote a book called "Be the Parent You Wish You Had" under the name Mother Zeus.