A woman from the US has spoken out about her decision to refuse her dying grandad a kidney, on account of him being a Ku Klux Klan member and a paedophile.
The woman revealed she had been the only match for her grandad when he needed a kidney. However, she refused to make the donation, explaining, ‘I don’t grow kidneys for Klan members and pedos’.
On the very same day of her grandad’s death – when she was just 16 – the woman signed up to be an organ donor. She is now planning on giving one of her kidneys to a complete stranger.
Writing her startling story via the Facebook group I Dream Of Being This Petty, the poster – who works as a nurse – revealed:
My grandfather died when I was 16 because I refused to give him a kidney. I was the only match. I refused because he was in the Klan and molested children, and I don’t grow kidneys for Klan members and pedos.
I registered as a live donor the day he died and I’m donating to a complete stranger next year instead. My boss said I’m a d***.
Despite some criticism, plenty of people empathised with, and even applauded her ‘badass’ decision; noting how it was her body to choose what to do with.
Many said the grandad in question should not have expected her to undergo such a serious procedure for him based on their blood connection; remarking on how his terrible deeds could be said to override any familial bond.
One person approved:
As a living donor, thank you for saving your organ for someone worth it. You’re going to have a huge ass scar and whatever you do, do not get pregnant 6 weeks later or it will lead to multiple failed abdominal reconstructions, but that shit is on me. Lol.
That’s your kidney so you do whatever you want with it. You have no reason to reduce your lifespan for a bad person. I wish I had this level of courage because I’d certainly not handle people guilt-tripping me.
According to data from the National Kidney Foundation, 13 people die in the US every day while awaiting a life-saving kidney transplant, with a new person being added to the kidney transplant list every 14 minutes.
Many of us would like to think we would be brave enough to donate a kidney to a loved one, but making this sacrifice for a person we have never met before is truly extraordinary.
This woman has done a truly amazing thing by choosing to donate her kidney to a stranger, a feat of altruism beyond the comprehension of many of us.
If you have a story you want to tell send it to UNILAD via [email protected]
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.