I went through two solid days of tests and seeing medical people from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at USC (in LA) for the kidney donor program (I flew into LA for the 2 days since I'm from out of town), and it will be two weeks before we know if they will accept me for a match for my brother. The process is incredibly intensive - 35 vials of blood; talk with 14 different specialists; have every chamber and square inch of my heart looked at, scans, radiation, warm dye.... It was quite an amazing experience and probably the best checkup I've had in my life! And the place is so huge, I was always running between different buildings and floors. Very interesting and honestly the worst part was a headache I couldn't shake because of caffeine withdrawal! No caffeine for 48 hours. By 4:30 yesterday, I can't begin to tell you how much that cup of coffee helped!
PS - For those who think the 35 vials of blood would put them over the edge, I HATE getting my blood drawn, but honestly, this wasn't bad at all! I just didn't watch!