Kidney donation can be just as risky for the donor as it is for the recipient. After the operation, some donors may experience a lasting rise in blood pressure while others, over time, find themselves in and out of hospitals, and in need of dialysis. But donors, like Krystina Parks, accept these risks.
After a tour of duty overseas, National Guard Veteran Krystina Parks decided she wanted to give back to her country in a different way. Krystina made the selfless choice to undergo several stages of testing to donate her kidney to a stranger in need.
Listen to her discuss her decision below!Whizzco