[Note: This entry was actually written in Sep 2009. I changed the posting date to keep my blog entries in chronological order.]

I tell my manager at work that I am on a list of potential kidney donors and may need to take up to six weeks off from work for surgery and recovery. I also tell him I don’t know when the surgery will occur. It’s sort of a bombshell. This is the kind of non-work related distraction that drives managers crazy.

After some consultation with his manager, his response is excellent. The company will do its best to accommodate my request for time off. I hope all companies can provide this flexibility to employees who choose to donate a kidney, regardless of whether it is to a relative, friend, coworker, or a complete stranger.