On September 28, 2018 Martha Gershun donated a kidney to Deb Gill, a woman she met after reading about her need for a new kidney in the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle. Gershun’s newest book, Kidney to Share, co-written with medical ethicist John Lantos, MD, chronicles this journey and explores the medical, scientific, and ethical issues surrounding organ transplantation. It was released in May 2021 by Cornell University Press and is available from most independent bookstores and the publisher. Here’s the link to order the hardcover, e-book, or audiobook on Amazon.
Here’s a link to Gershun’s synagogue newsletter, featuring a column she wrote about this adventure. And a link to Author Events about the book:
Up to Date on KCUR 89.3 FM // Interview with Steve Kraske
Iowa State University Lecture Series // “The Ethics of Living Organ Donation” // Moderated by Clark Wolf, Director of the Iowa State University Bioethics Program
Author Event at Left Bank Books // Moderated by Jeffrey Bishop, Director of the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics // “A living kidney donor’s experience and lessons learned about barriers and opportunities in kidney donation” // With remarks by Nobel Laureate and Stanford Economics Professor Alvin Roth
Author Event at the Kansas City Public Library // Moderated by Terry Rosell, Rosemary Flanigan Chair, Center for Practical Bioethics
B’Yachad Together: Spirited by American Jewish University (AJU) // “Saving a Life: Judaism’s View of Organ Donation” // A conversation with AJU’s Rabbi Elliot Dorff and Dr. Ron Wolfson