During a particularly difficult point in my life, the idea of liver donation felt like something I needed to pursue. I didn’t have a recipient in mind. Much like blood donation, I simply wanted my liver to be given to someone in need.
Today is #GivingTuesday and it’s difficult to think of a more rewarding donation to make, or think about making, than that of physically giving another person a part of one’s self to save that person’s life.
This journal is a 3-part series that documents my experience as a living liver donor at Yale New Haven Hospital during the summer of 2017. This second part is about the day of surgery and my time in the hospital.
This journal is a 3-part series that documents my experience as a living liver donor at Yale New Haven Hospital during the summer of 2017. This first part covers the decision-making process, testing and the time leading up to surgery.
I believe in the mantra, Live Friendly. I believe that each of us has a path in this life and we make of it what we are capable of making it. We face many crossroads in life and sometimes encounter life-altering decisions. Occasionally, we’re faced with an opportunity to make a major impact on something meaningful.