I wish I would've had this post ready because I had so many people reach out to me after the last one that wanted to share my info. I've got to take advantage of every single person's interest because YOU JUST NEVER KNOW, right?
If you are reading this and are curious about the living donor process, a great website to investigate is https://transplantliving.org.
I'm looking for an O+ kidney. If you already know that you're not O+, don't worry. If you're willing you can sign up for the kidney paired exchange program. You can learn more about that here. https://www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors/incompatiblebloodtype
Okay, so here's the info for my transplant center. I'm currently listed at the University of Minnesota. Here is the contact info for the Living Donor Team:
For me, this waiting can be discouraging. I don't get a call saying someone is being tested (at least not that I remember), so I'm always wondering what's happening. Sometimes it can feel like I'll never find a donor.
I have a LOT of antibodies built up in my immune system....this is from pregnancy, my first transplant, and 4 blood transfusions after it due to severe anemia. What I'm saying is that I'm looking for a needle in a haystack, but maybe that's you....
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