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Nice Coverage

Posted Apr 19 2007 1:39am
Can't sleep. Part nerves. Part "bowel preparation" (don't ask).
My surgery was pushed back two hours, so family waiting on the "he's okay" call shouldn't worry if there's no news until noon.

Chicago's Fox Affiliate did a nice story last night that is available online:

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=2966287&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.1.1

If that link is no good, simply go to www.myfoxchicago.com, click on "news" and do a search for "FBI" and "Kidney," and you should find it.

My friend and, er, Kidney Mentor (?), Virginia Postrel, did an informative blog post mentioning my donation. It can be read at:

http://www.dynamist.com/weblog/archives/002512.html

She makes the point that I've been trying to convey throughout this press onslaught:

"...donating a kidney is not an especially risky procedure or unthinkable sacrifice. That doesn't mean everyone should run out and give someone a kidney--any more than everyone should take a job in law enforcement. But we need to start thinking of kidney donors as normal people taking reasonable risks for great benefits, not as crazy or heroic."

I'll plead guilty to crazy but not heroic.
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