Thank you for your reply, and I apologize for my belated response.
Caregiving and life management after donation would be difficult, although not impossible. It would require careful planning well ahead.
The Living Donor nurse told me that if I stayed off ibuprofen and Flunixin for a month, my donor status could be reevaluated. So we shall see….the process is very thorough, as it ought to be. Somewhat daunting for me.
My friend is stable as of now. I forget the name of the kidney problem he has. As I understand the situation, as time goes forward, his treatment options shrink and the need for a new kidney becomes more urgent.
Thank you again for responding, and for the links. @cowguy