George Taniwaki

George Taniwaki is a software program manager in Bellevue, Washington.

Real Numeracy provides tips on thinking critically when confronted with quantitative data. It shows real world examples of how to judge the reliability of data and the conclusions drawn from it. I hope to guide readers on how to make better decisions with logic, tables, and graphics.

I am also a kidney donor and have documented my journey to help others who are considering sharing this gift of life. I am not a health professional and any healthcare information provided in this blog should not be considered medical advice.

You can contact me at gtaniwaki77(at)

10 Responses to “About me and my blog”

  1. I am Jenny Gaffrey, I have usually problem in my kidney and I am looking for some sites that can help me through this.. And I’m so glad to find your site.. that was a great content. I’m sure to back for more updates on your blogs. Thank you and more power!

  2. Księgowość Says:

    that is so cool. keep writing.

  3. Hempel Schorn Says:

    My name is Hempel Schorn. I was born in Montreal, Canada. I have studied in Montreal and Madrid and lived and worked in Montreal. You have a really nice blog!

  4. Elizabeth A. Says:

    Hi George, I have just started the process to become a non-directed kidney donor, and I’ve found your blog to be so helpful! As a scientist (well, a science grad student at least), I’ve really enjoyed the care you’ve taken in discussing primary-source research and statistics (as well as your personal experiences, of course!). I just wanted to say thank you for all this great information. I hope you and your kidney are doing well.

    1. gtaniwaki Says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Elizabeth. In addition to becoming a nondirected donor, I hope you consider donating through a kidney exchange. My remaining kidney (and I) are doing fine. I’ve never met the recipient of my donated kidney, but I hope he has been able to keep the graft and is living a high quality life.

  5. Dana Terry Says:

    Are you still blogging? I found your site when looking for info on GFR and usefulness to post transplant donors. My online medical record with my local insurer says i have stage 3 kidney disease which i find most annoying! My creatine levels are a bit lower now than after donation. Ah well, i like your blog..not just the donor info which i wish i had when i was preparing for my surgery in 2004, but also the use of data! Very interesting and helpful. Hope you are well and continue to blog!

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    1. gtaniwaki Says:

      Ha ha. I recommend everyone reply to this spambot.

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