Tuesdays with … March 14, 2016
Do you have questions about the transplant process but don’t know who to ask? Would you like to hear what questions are being asked by others who need a kidney transplant? Would you like to learn what others are doing to find a living kidney donor?
Ask friends and family members to join in on the call if they want to help you spread the word about your situation.
There are 2 Conference Calls scheduled, Monday March 21st and Thursday March 31st.
All calls start at 8:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM Central and 5:00 PM Pacific time.
The call in number is: 712-432-0390 When prompted, enter access code: 801922#
For more information on the Conference Calls click here.
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.
A new study shows that kidney donors don’t need to be compatible to donate to a friend or family member. Doctors successfully altered patients’ immune systems to allow them to accept kidneys from incompatible donors.
This research is significant. 30% of the people who are evaluated to donate are not compatible with their intended recipient. They have the wrong blood type or the recipient has these antibodies that conflict with the donor and the recipient will reject their kidney. Altering a recipient’s immune system is call desensitizing.
Studies have shown that many people don’t get evaluated because they think it’s not likely that they are a match.
This information gives incompatible donors/recipients two options. Altering the recipients’ immune system and paired exchanges. Click here to learn more about paired exchanges
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Until next week, we wish you the best in your journey.