posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 07:12 PM
I hope its ok to post this here, I felt that this would be a good place to ask for information and advise as I don't really trust the governments
published information on anything, at least here I will be given over all a balanced view,
If I assume I would be a match to donate a kidney, how likely is it that
a) my remaining kidney would last the rest of life
b) could having just on kidney make it much more likely the remaining one would fail me
c) how likely would it be that the recipient would get another 15 years without dialysis
d) does donation tend to affect mental or physical health after recovery from the operation
I am sure there are many more questions that need answering, but these are the only ones I can think of,
A school friend of mine needs a transplant, she won't survive many more years without one, she has a long term stable marriage, children,
grandchildren, a fulfilling job and a happy life, no one in her family is a match, I can not begin to imagine what it must like for them, waiting and
If it was my child, or brother, I would just volunteer, but much as I would really like to do something meaningful for someone who I feel deserves it,
the last thing I want to do is tell her I am interested in knowing more, then say no, in my mind, that is not fair.
has anyone here done this?
I am aware of the fact that there are many very educated and experienced people on here, hopefully a transplant surgeon who is happy to be totally
blunt with me.
I do know I am o plus, so in theory can donate to someone of any blood group, but I did have a blood transfusion after 1979, so can not donate blood
because of the risk of cjd.
apart from that I really know very little, can anyone fill me in? are there sites that give truthful information rather than NHS information, which
to be frank, I don't trust very much?
I do hope you can all give me more knowledge on this, so I can make an informed choice about whether or not to offer to be tested.
I hope you all don't find this too trivial as its not a conspiracy, hopefully not anyway