CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Two Chapel Hill women want to encourage others to consider organ donation.
- Carol Offen donated a kidney to her son
- Dr. Elizabeth Crais received a kidney from her co-worker.
- The two women are writing a book together.
That's why they're writing a book together -- to share their experiences.
Carol Offen donated a kidney to her son and Dr. Elizabeth Crais received a kidney from her co-worker.
They say, while recipients are grateful for the gift of life, the journey can be just as gratifying for the donor.
"I would do it again in a heartbeat. I'm not just saying it because it was 12 years ago,” said Offen. “The anniversary was this week actually. I was even saying this a week later was when I was still sore.”
Offen said her recovery was much faster than she expected. She called the process easier than childbirth.