I was MOST excited, and elated to be a match for someone. It was not even a year since I had registered that I got the call, and I have known people that have been on the registry for decades, and not been a match. My immediate next thought was, “I hope the rest of the process goes forward without hurdles.” I had my fingers crossed from then on, until the day of my donation. I truly felt like this was my calling. During my procedure the thought of the patient, and his family was foremost at all times. All I wished for strongly was that the patient live; he is/was young, and this was his one chance at making it.
December 10, 2015