I recently attended a fundraiser walk for PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease.) My father had it and did not know, he had complications from it and ultimately passed away. My younger brother also has it, but is being monitored and is very healthy. As far as I know, I do not have it. I am telling you all this because at the walk I met a lady in her 40's that has kids and grandchildren and she was telling my mom, brother, and I her story and also about the fact that she is in need of a kidney transplant. After hearing her talk for a while, I felt a heavy feeling in my heart and I ultimately told her that if I was a match to her, I would be willing to donate one of my kidneys to help her. I have kept in touch with her and am proceeding to take the tests. One thing though, is I am going to have to check to see if I match my brother in case he one day needs it. If I am a match to him I will obviously save it for him, but if not will give it to her. I have done some research on the net, but was wondering if any of you have had any experiences with kidney transplants or just know of any good research and/or info you would be willing to share. I truly feel like this is something that I should do, but as I have had more time to think about it, it is scary. I've always been a big advocate in blood donation and any other activities to help fight disease or the sick. Just wanting to hear from some of you... thoughts????