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Man Finds Kidney Donor--On Craigslist - February 18th 2009, 11:49 PM


(Newser) – Daniel Flood may owe his life to Craigslist—and his three tech-savvy daughters who posted a plea for a kidney on the classifieds site. After his lone kidney was damaged, Flood faced years of waiting for a donor matching his rare blood type. His daughters sifted through more than 100 responses—some of them frauds—and found donor Dawn Verdick, who had been searching for volunteer opportunities, CNN reports.
"I turned it over to the universe early on. And I just said, 'If it's meant to be, then I will qualify, and if it's not, I won't,'" says Verdick, 48. One medical ethicist expressed unease about circumventing the usual donor list but said he couldn't object on free-speech grounds. "There is nothing illegal in advertising or in using the Web for personal or health reasons," he said. "Altruistic organ donors have the legal right to designate recipients."
I can't say that this would have been the first place I would have thought to look for a kidney.

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Re: Man Finds Kidney Donor--On Craigslist - February 19th 2009, 12:29 AM

That is really cool. I know from when my granny had her kidney transplant, that it is really hard to find donors especially with a rare bloodtype. They put up flyers everywhere. I'm glad that he found a donor. That is really amazing.

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Re: Man Finds Kidney Donor--On Craigslist - February 19th 2009, 12:39 AM

just another reason I love craigslist.

honestly? thats amazing.
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Re: Man Finds Kidney Donor--On Craigslist - February 19th 2009, 12:58 AM

Amazing, that man was really kind to give the other man his kidney. I can't say I'd be able to do that for a total stranger off of craiglist.

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Re: Man Finds Kidney Donor--On Craigslist - February 19th 2009, 01:02 AM

The national donor list organizes people in order of need and time spent waiting, and the whole point of it is that it's meant to be fair, so no one gets preferential treatment for the few organs available (the list is as fair as possible.. given the medical analysis available). If you want to be an organ donor (I am an organ donor) you can still give organs while you're alive but those organs are going to people who need them the most (often people who are most likely to die soonest without them). I think it's only fair to do it that way.

But in the end, it's free speech and when it's all said and done, I'm happy he got his kidney.

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Re: Man Finds Kidney Donor--On Craigslist - February 19th 2009, 01:31 AM

that is amazing.
talk about luck.
craigslist does it again

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Re: Man Finds Kidney Donor--On Craigslist - February 19th 2009, 01:49 AM


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Re: Man Finds Kidney Donor--On Craigslist - February 19th 2009, 03:28 PM

That's really cool! Gotta love the Internet!

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