Sometimes good organs go bad. There are many treatments for diabetes-related kidney disease, but sometimes the best solution is to find a whole new kidney.
By encouraging your friends and relatives to donate organs, you might be helping them to save a life.
That's what happened when 27-year-old Amy Hall from Texas, who has juvenile diabetes, asked her brother, Greg Ostertag, to donate a kidney . . . to her. Even though the surgery would put Greg's pro basketball career on hold for a while, Amy didn't have much trouble getting the 7-foot, 2-inch tall athlete to help.