by Vincent Callender
Hello, I’m writing in regard to how as inmate prisoners we are not allowed to donate our kidney to a needy recipient who may be in society.
Currently, inmate prisoners are only allowed to donate their kidneys upon death. We can sign an Advance Directive which can then be used to release our organs and our body parts to whomever is to receive them.
This procedure is not allowing an inmate prisoner to donate a kidney while alive to, for example, “be thanked” for their donation of a life-saving organ.
In California Department of Corrections as an inmate prisoner, the department will not incur the cost of a kidney transplant operation even though this operation can save a life.
It is sad to know even a son, daughter, mother, father or compatible match can’t benefit from a donor match who is in prison.
The department will not incur the cost of a kidney transplant operation even though this operation can save a life.
The rule denies a potential donor the right to rehabilitation and compassion for others and remorse. Let alone, the CDCr states that incurring the post operation cost of care of a donor kidney is not in their budget.
For the last 10 years I have been doing research and making plans based on how CDCr is not in promotion of life, so I created my own non-profit, Inmates Giving Life, formed to help those in prison who want to donate their kidney to a needy recipient in society.
My mission is to save lives one by one.
Currently I’m looking for people who want to help me and my dream come into reality. And my hope is that by publishing this letter, I’ll find some good people to work with me.
Thank you, V
Send our brother some love and light: Vincent A. Callender, F27511, CSATF E-3-138, P.O. Box 5242, Corcoran, CA 93212. Or visit JPay.com to write or email.