My name is Tracy Bye and I am 54 years old. I donated my kidney to a former student who I have known since he was in kindergarten. Our surgery was on September 1, 2016. Henry is 29 and married and has a young son.
It has been 9 months since surgery and both of us are doing awesome! Henry’s creatinine has stayed at 1.4 and he is feeling more healthy than he ever has. I have felt no different and feel the same as before my donation.
We did our surgery in Denver, CO at the University of Colorado Health/Science Hospital on the Anschutz campus. Their staff and support team on both of our sides has been and is amazing.
It is a beautiful experience to go through with much gratitude on every level. Reading the stories on this site before I donated gave me the positivity of it all and now I can honestly say, that 9 months AFTER surgery the positivity has only grown. Giving the gift of life is unbelievable and living it still makes me cry with gratitude.