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#2213604 - 05/15/19 12:36 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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#2214432 - 05/28/19 05:38 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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Still looking, my other son has some 'high' numbers in one of his tests.
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#2214450 - 05/28/19 07:59 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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praying a match will come soon!! so sorry you're all going through this.

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#2214496 - 05/29/19 02:25 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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How long is the process of qualifying a living donor Joann? What do the potential donors have to go through? I keep up with Rusty's story online, but am curious as to why the vetting process takes so much time. If these questions are too personal, I understand. I'm just trying to educate myself and perhaps others on the process.
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#2214508 - 05/29/19 03:26 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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They only evaluate one potential donor at a time. It starts with a blood test to determine if they have a compatible blood type (needs to be A or O, and negative and positive does not come into play). Once that matches, they schedule an appointment at U of M for an 8 hour day of testing and meetings with various departments. They only do this on Tuesday and Wednesdays and the wait time is about 5 weeks out. They run multiple blood tests, chest xrays, urine tests, you meet with a nephrologist, then a transplant surgeon, social worker, various nurses, and then at the end of the day they schedule you for a CT scan. We were told when we went to the Kellogg Eye Center earlier in the month that they weed out more potential donors than they accept. They have to make sure the donor's health is good and that the transplant won't have adverse affect on their overall health. It is quite a lengthy process, and by doing one at a time, it makes it longer. Nothing is too personal at this point. Thanks for asking.
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#2214600 - 05/30/19 03:19 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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Sorry I missed this thread JWills. My son lost both kidneys in high school. It was a travesty for him. No family matches as a donor. Since he was healthy otherwise, he was pushed up the list for a cadaver kidney, it seemed anyway. He was matched with a kidney after about a year and a half. His new kidney has been working now for 16 years. He has many other physical issues, but getting that kidney and getting off daily dialysis was a Godsend.

God bless your search for a match.
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#2215035 - 06/05/19 06:23 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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Just found out that my daughter in law is scheduled for her 8 hour testing on July 23. Seven weeks out. That is disheartening.
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#2215083 - 06/06/19 12:17 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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#2215151 - 06/06/19 04:51 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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#2217497 - 07/12/19 01:32 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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Saying prayers for you, your son and family. So sorry the process is so long!
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#2218338 - 07/24/19 06:30 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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My daughter in law went for her 8 hour evaluation yesterday. Transplant team meets Monday, so we should hear something by next Thursday. He also had eye surgery on the 10th, the surgeon said it is healing well, and he goes back on August 8th. Keep them in your prayers.
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#2218342 - 07/24/19 06:56 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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#2218780 - 07/30/19 07:20 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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My daughter in law got a call today, that they are going to set up an appointment either next week or the following week for the second round of testing. My son called to tell me, and he was crying, but said they were tears of joy!!

Keep the prayers coming!
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#2218793 - 07/30/19 08:15 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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Wonderful news- and prayers coming that the news is positive.
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#2218802 - 07/30/19 09:32 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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So happy and hope things continue to progress and work out.
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#2219895 - 08/19/19 12:24 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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Well, they are in Ann Arbor at the transplant center this morning. They went last night and stayed in a hotel as they had appointments at the crack of dawn. Send good thoughts and prayers! Thank you everyone!
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#2219898 - 08/19/19 01:22 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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Prayers headed from Florida to Michigan!

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#2219901 - 08/19/19 02:05 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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Prayers from here as well.
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#2219907 - 08/19/19 02:37 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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Continuing prayers from MN.
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#2219996 - 08/20/19 12:51 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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They will find out next week how the testing went. My daughter in law said they drew 21 vials of blood, and put her through a 4 hour nuclear urine/kidney test. She had to drink what seemed to be gallons of water, and go to the bathroom every 15 minutes, followed by the nuclear scan. Keep the prayers coming!
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#2220216 - 08/22/19 02:48 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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Prayers heading your way!
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#2220375 - 08/26/19 03:21 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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My daughter in law is a match. She needs to do one more test, and then we will know for sure if she is the one.
Keep the prayers and good thoughts coming!

Thank you so much!
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#2220378 - 08/26/19 03:33 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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Great news!

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#2220380 - 08/26/19 03:44 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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That's fantastic!!!!
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#2220391 - 08/26/19 05:02 PM Re: Transplant JWills, CRCM
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Yeehaw! Love to hear the good news!
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