I was diagnosed with IGA Nephropothy a lil over 2 years ago. I quickly was diagnosed as stage 5 ESRD. My options were dialysis or transplant. I was lucky enough to have 2 matches. One a very good friend and the other my brother. The first match (friend) had everything approved and surgery scheduled. Shortly after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and unable to continue with donation. Luckily my brother was far enough along and surgery was only delayed a weak. To all this thinking about living donation please know you are a true blessing. In my case 1 transplant was able to save 2 lives!