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Living Kidney Donation: Part 2

The Procedure

            It’s Day 8 postop and I’m ready to write. The surgery went smoothly for me and, from what I hear, the recipient. Although we would like to meet each other, the transplant team will wait until later for the introduction to allow us to heal without distractions. 1,371 more words

On Air

Dr. Sandeep Huilgol and Santosh Avvannavar authors’ of ‘Second Heart’ – a medical fiction book on Kidney issues were on AIR to bring awareness on the need to protect kidneys as we protect any other organs. 67 more words

Santosh Avvannavar

Living Kidney Donation: Part 1

THE DECISION

If you’re reading this, I’ve become a living kidney donor. More specifically, I’ve had my left kidney removed and given to someone with kidney failure and have recovered enough to coherently post this blog. 1,936 more words

Kidney Donation

TV Talk-Kidney Dialysis

Dr. Sandeep Huilgol and Santosh Avvannavar authors’ of ‘Second Heart’ – a medical fiction book on Kidney issues were on TV to bring awareness on the need to protect kidneys as we protect any other organs. 69 more words

Santosh Avvannavar

Can anyone be a living kidney donor?

The simple answer: No.

Potential living donors have to be cleared to donate. Is the donor physically healthy? Is the donor psychologically healthy? Are there social pressures that the potential donor is experiencing that disqualify him or her from consideration? 536 more words

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Gift Giving Follow Up
I began writing this blog in August of 2013. Since that time, except for a few exceptions (mostly hospital visits, a few vacations), I have posted every day but Sundays. 885 more words

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Living Donors and Islet Cells (Montreal Update)

As many of you know, I (J) recently attended a meeting with my transplant team in Montreal, Quebec. I received a lot of new information that left me searching for even more answers which I am keeping note of and will be asking the transplant co-ordinator. 354 more words

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