Dan Coyne was at his local grocery store in Chicago one day buying beer, when he looked up and noticed that his favorite cashier didn't seem like herself. She didn't greet him in her usual cheerful way. Her face was ashen. She seemed thinner. Coyne, who was 52 years old, knew her first name, Myra (from her name tag), but not her last name (de la Vega) or where she was from (the Philippines). "It was just her personality," he says. "No matter what I was buying, I always went through the beer line to get my self-esteem pumped."Just as he was leaving, Coyne stopped and asked de la Vega if everything was all right. Her eyes teared up. She told him she had kidney disease. Each night at home, she sat hooked up to a dialysis machine and tried to sleep. For eight hours, her blood was pumped out, cleaned, and then pumped back in—the job that functioning kidneys handle. Dialysis keeps you alive, but you don't enjoy life. Some people become sicker and sicker until they're no longer healthy … [Read more...] about Are Living Organ Donors Saints … or Lunatics?