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Birmingham man takes proactive approach to finding kidney donor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A Birmingham man needs a kidney transplant but has years to wait on a donor list. While the majority of live kidney transplants are done between relatives, that isn’t an option for Ricky Shahid. 280 more words


Army vet in dire need of kidney donor

(PIX11) – Patrick Bowler wants a life. His is on hold because he’s got a genetic kidney disease that’s going to put him on dialysis unless he finds a kidney donor. 299 more words

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Donor Testing

My first round of testing was an all day event. I was mailed a packet from the transplant center that had a list of tasks for me to complete, and when I was done, I was to meet with them. 679 more words

Kidney Donation

Finding the Donor

Eight people contacted me with offers to donate. I directed all of them to UCSF’s transplant page, where there was a health history survey for them to fill out. 767 more words

Kidney Donation

T+1: A busy day

I was visited by one of the renal transplant coordinators just as breakfast was served, but this turned out to be bad timing as I was having great trouble trying to sit up to eat. 730 more words

T-2X: Change of date?

I can’t remember exactly but I suspect it was that same week that I received a phone call from the renal physician asking if it would suit me better to delay the operation for a month. 41 more words

T-119: Interview with surgeon

Three months have passed, during which time the surgeon has been away on leave, summer holidays have intervened and I have accomplished some of my planned walking activities.  197 more words