I connect with people through the internet far more successfully than I do in person. Through blip.fm, for example, I've become friends with some wonderful people who have become very important in my life. Recently I traveled to San Francisco to meet one such person.
I have varying degrees of contact with the members of my blip family, but I consider them all just that, family. So when I saw that the great ladypn was looking for a kidney donor for her brother, Kevin Bartley, I immediately started clicking away. As a result, I have an appointment next Wednesday to see if I'm a match. I do have a rare blood type, so I'm not the most valuable kind of donor, but there's no harm in trying.
Anyway I have to go do some work now. Just wanted to put this out there while it's on my mind.