Lauren - posted on 09/21/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am the mother of a 9 year old and almost 6 month old and my 59 year old brother needs a kidney. Neither of my two older sisters can even consider being his donor due to hypertension. I was diagnosed with it myself at one time and have since been taken off the meds. My conscience is tugging at me that I've not at least talked to my doctor about the possibility of being his donor and I don't know what to do. I feel so torn because I have young children and God forbid if something happened to me or I fell ill later and the issues was worsened due to only having one kidney. Am I being selfish? Should I at least look into it? This is the first place that I've openly discussed this issue, I haven't even mentioned to the hubby how torn up I feel. Any insight would be extremely helpful.