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Donating a Kidney

Should you tell your parents?

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Visitor Comments: 13

(13) Yaakov Ben Shmuel, November 29, 2015 5:37 PM

At this point in time, I think as a parent,

I would want to daven for my son/daughter

and do Xtra mitzvos to merit them.

Yaakov Ben Shmuel

(12) Richard, August 28, 2015 2:31 PM

Before or after

We raised our 3 daughters to be self-sufficient. So, whatever they do with their lives is their choice. Afterwards is just fine for me.

(11) Bill Martin, August 28, 2015 5:55 AM

I am not sure our parents need to know at all. Why worry them. In addition, I enjoy your videos very much.

(10) Anonymous, August 28, 2015 12:50 AM

I 'd want to know beforehand

I would want to daven beforehand amd support her pre and post- operatively

(9) Anonymous, August 27, 2015 7:53 PM

depends on situation

I donated a kidney 2 1/2 years ago and did not tell my parents until after it was done. I knew that if I told them and they forbade me from donating, kibbud av v'am would come first and I would not be able to donate. I think age makes a difference here. I was 57 when I donated and my parents are in their 80s. On the other hand, if a child of mine would want to donate I would want to know so that I could support them and daven for them

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