Monday, June 11, 2007

Not what we like to hear,2933,280732,00.html

A woman working for Tennessee Apparel wanted to donate a kidney to a distant relative, sort of. But the company won't keep her job available if she donates. Because the surgery is an elective, they don't have to follow the FMLA.

Now, when I first read this, I was a bit concerned about it. But after reading the article, she is also the
sole financial provider for the family. Strike one. She has three kids, that apparently get sick often. Strike two. The third strike for me is thinking about the lack of care she nad her immediate family will get during her recovery. Sure, organ donation is important, but she and her family is too.

This is just one fo the issues facing everyone that is a living donor, what happens after I donate.

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