Charles Uzzell

“Living-related kidney donation is beyond any experience I have ever had before, and is difficult to properly describe. Perhaps blasting off in a rocket is comparable. It is something for which you train, test, practice, and think about. It affects many people in your life, and could be dangerous. When the moment finally arrives, it goes by so fast that it is almost anti-climactic. The end result is the enrichment of another, and consequently, your own, life. The event has a certain routine and a known result. Circle the moon and return safely to meld back into a normal life.” -- Charles Uzzell
Kari Alexander

Type of Donation

Direct donation

Donation Year




Donor Complications


Recovery Time

More than a month

Out-of-Pocket Costs