posted on April 19th 2016 in Blog /

* From time to time, we invite special guests to share their donation or transplantation stories. This blog is written by Jordan Law, living kidney donor.

Part 4 of 4:

Post Donation

Recovery went as smoothly as could be expected for both the recipient and me. I went home after being in the hospital for three days and my recipient went home the day after. I recovered for two weeks at home and then went back to teaching. My recipient’s clinical visits, blood tests and other tests went well every time. He went back to work last week.

Donating my kidney has truly been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. To watch God orchestrate this entire process, from beginning until now, has been truly humbling. My recipient went from only working and sleeping to now having energy to play with his daughter and hang out with his wife. My heart swells with an overwhelming sense of joy when I see pictures of this precious family together on Facebook.

The recipient and I went from simply being acquaintances in high school to now being an extended family. I don’t regret a single second of this process. I know God has a plan for the recipient’s family, as well as my own. I look forward to seeing pictures of my recipient playing with his daughter, attending her events, sending her off to prom and walking his daughter down the aisle. I know that all of these things would not have been possible without my kidney donation. The fact that God chose me, a person afraid of all things medical, to take part in this amazing journey, simply blows my mind. I am so glad I said “yes.”