Kidneys Online

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Turning to the Internet—and the Kindness of Strangers—Has Helped Dozens in Need of Organs Gain a New Lease on Life

For weeks Rahwa Daniel counted the numbers until her new kidney arrived: eight more dialysis sessions, 12 more pills to swallow, three more days of nausea and fatigue. Diagnosed with kidney failure two years ago, the pain and uncertainty of emergency room visits and thrice-weekly blood-cleansing appointments were taking their toll. “I’m weak and tired a lot,” the 22-year-old Texan said. “I don’t know that I could emotionally handle feeling bad for more years.”

Soon she wouldn’t have to. One of 95,000 people who may have to wait as long as 10 years for a new kidney via the federal government’s United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) list, Daniel found a new organ in an unconventional way: She went online. MatchingDonors.com, a two-year-old nonprofit Web site…. read entire article from People Magazine… http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20061643,00.html

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