Tuesdays with … February 2, 2016
Here’s your Tuesdays with…. update for those in need of a kidney transplant and their advocates. You could use the following information and email to family members, friends and post on your Facebook page and other social media outlets. You could also include additional information about your health, progress and other activities. If this is your first Tuesdays with… update, click here to learn how to use Tuesdays with… to expand on your Kidney Kampaign.
Many people think that you need to be a “perfect match” to be a living kidney donor. That use to be the case, but is no longer such an important factor. The drugs I’ll take after the transplant allows many more people to be able to donate.
There are other compatibility factors that result in a donor and recipient being incompatible. In such a situation hospitals are able to match 2 or more incompatible pairs in what is called a paired exchange. To read more about paired exchanges click here.
(You could also provide some info about your health, dialysis, your energy level, something you and your family are doing together or an experience you’ve had at the transplant hospital.)
I am very grateful for the continued support I’m receiving from family members and friends and will continue to keep you up to date on my progress.
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If you know someone else in need of a kidney transplant or would like to pass this on to your doctor or a dialysis/transplant social worker please provide him or her with this link:
Until next week, we wish you the best in your journey.