Vaccines probably don’t work on me. So I must rely on others to beat covid-19.

In March 2006, a distant friend — now a dear one — gave me one of her kidneys. Unfortunately, that kidney had a short run, lasting only about 10 years when it should have worked for about twice that long. And so another earthbound saint, a friend who watched me struggle to find the first donor, offered me one of hers.

Source: WP