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  • By Joyce Chiu Broadbent
    Nov 22, 2010
    I have to be honest. I know Pearl well. And so will anyone who reads this book for it is as honest and open as its author. It is an utterly candid account of a difficult subject, written with love for her brother and her family but confronting squarely the challenges of becoming a donor. Wise, practical and respectful of the reader's concerns it will be of real value to others in a similar situation. At times witty, at times serious, it is constantly thoughtful. Pearl's book is a valuable addition to the literature on this topic and she is to be admired for having the courage to write it.
  • By Christine Mayhew
    Nov 12, 2010
    Having read the download my first reaction is this is so totally out of date with modern surgery and techniques that it is really of no good to anyone who is considering donating. For startes she said you have to be "intelligent" to donate. huh!! Just loving someone and wanting to help them is enough. she goes on to say that in the recover she suffered so much from constipation. She even took someone elses laxatives. Worst of all the advice of " Drink huge quantities of hot fluids (tea’s the best) and then try not to pee for as long as possible.". My goodness. If you have just had major surgery and donated a kidney YOU HAVE TO PEE!. You need to drink plenty of WATER. You must not hold back your pee. Very bad. Today's method of donating a kidney compared to 10 years ago or whenever is so different. You are given the correct laxative to take the evening after the operation. By the time you go home, 2 days later - you have been. You are sent home with the correct... More > laxative and softening medication to use. YOU DONT USE SOMEONE ELSES. She also goes on to say about eligibility to donate "The general age guidelines are 18-60 for donors, with donation for people up to the age of 55 being seen as "routine".". Absolute rubbish. There is NO maximum age, it all depends on your HEALTH. In fact in 2008 someone aged 71 years of age donated a kidney! As for all the problems after donating, goodness things are so completely differnt now that anyone reading this must view it as a fiction story. Especially as there is a copyright notice saying "This material contains the opinions and memories of the author and DOES NOT purport to be ACCURATE medically or FACTUALLY" ... geeze and here we are being told to believe this is a true story. She is just trying to get money from it all these years later especially as there are a few affiliate links on the website for her to earn extra money. This is an appalling book if believe that is what donating is like now. DO A GOOGLE for living kidney donation and read more up to date accounts IF you are thinking of buying this to see what donating is all about. This is a dark ages tale.< Less
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First Edition
Flying Machine Films Limited
November 8, 2010
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.53 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6.14 wide x 9.21 tall
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