i would like to add my story in the hopes that people will look at it differently. i had a friend who was on dialysis for many years and i went and got tested and was as close a match as you could get. i went through all the testing and we set a date for the operation which was July 19, 2001, six years later he is doing awesome, he has his wife of many years and children, also in the almost 7 yrs he has seen three grandchildren he would not have made it to see, he was that bad. i tell my story not for recognition or praise o r a that a boy. i made that decision on my own, and I’M proud of what i did, so maybe this letter will inspire someone to think about it and give something more precious than anything, THE GIFT OF LIFE.