Recently, I joined my college alumni to help raise funds for an ex-student who needed a kidney transplant.
So of course, it got me thinking a lot about kidney transplants and other related surgeries.
When I woke up yesterday, I had two questions I wanted to get answers to before the end of the day.
Number one was why most kidney transplant procedures I’ve heard of took place in India, not in the United States or somewhere in Europe and two was if it takes place in Nigeria at all.
Once I got to the office, I went online and got over fifteen doctors who carry out kidney transplant procedures in the Ohio State University, Wexner center, USA. I picked one contact number and called to make inquiries.
My question was “how much will a kidney transplant procedure cost for an international patient who has a donor?”
Before the nurse answered my question she said casually, we haven’t had international patients in a long while and then she asked “does the patient have medical insurance?” No, I answered, “it will cost about $350,000 I heard her say. What??? that is about 70Million Naira!! I thanked her and ended the call. I could feel my hands shaking and for some minute I sat down on my chair in disbelieve.
Dear reader, in case there is something you are trusting God for and He is yet to do it, or you feel He hasn’t done as much as you would love Him to do for you or a loved one. Just take a minute to thank Him for every part of your body and that of everyone in your circle. Conclude by singing a song of gratitude to Him for all He has done, all He is doing and all He is yet to do.
How can I repay the LORD for all the good that he has done for me? Psalm 116:12