“There was no way I could walk around with two kidneys and he had none; it was the right thing to do.”
Cindy A. (Allentown PA)
“Like giving birth and bringing life into the world, giving someone a new chance at life is an unbelievably wonderful feeling”.
Faigy M. (grandmother from Brooklyn, NY)
"I'd do it again. It wasn't anything I thought of twice. I just thought, 'I'm going to do this”
“I knew I couldn't save the thousands of people who are waiting for a kidney, but I could save one. That's a start."
"I only need one kidney. It would take a mechanic longer to change my alternator than the surgery to take out my kidney. It's a miracle. I wish I knew a more powerful word than 'miracle' or 'amazing.”
Rita D. (CA)
"I've been blessed with good health. As a doctor I've seen so many people suffer on dialysis for years, waiting for a kidney. Sometimes that kidney didn't come in time. My main motivation is to get one person off the wait list."
Dr. David Spence (Tucson, AZ)
"What you get from it is more than the recipient."
“It felt really rewarding, I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to donate an organ. It can give a person a chance at a normal life.”
"The kidney was literally a spare part and I thought 'good, at last I can do something physically useful'."
“We saw a man who had been on dialysis seven days a week for the past fifteen months; a man who hadn't had a good night's sleep since his dialysis began. But on Monday we saw a healthy, vibrant-looking man who seemed healthy, happy and ready to get on with his life.”
Jack M. (Cleveland, OH)
“There is no better feeling in the world than being told by the doctor that the kidney kicked in and is functioning properly.”
M.F. (New York)
"I had forgotten what it was like to be a normal person."
“Her priceless, selfless act of mercy gave me a second chance at life.”
G.D. (Southfield MI)
“One hundred percent, you got me back, I don't have words to express for how I feel."
“I was speechless. What do you say to a person who is literally giving part of themselves to you?”
Renewal aims to assist each and every donor and recipient