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Ginger, Volunteer Mentor (@gingerw)

Transplant Caregiver Advice: Got Tips to Share?

Transplants | Last Active: Jul 23, 2020 | Replies (32)

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@nkdonahue

Living with depression is not a reason to be disqualified as a living donor. The donor evaluation team will discuss your history with you. If you have required inpatient care for your depression, it will likely be something that the team will need to explore further. My husband and I were both evaluated as living kidney donors and we brought this up early with the donor evaluation team ourselves. I wish you luck in your effort to donate to your sibling.

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@nkdonahue You're absolutely correct. And each transplant center seems to have its own criteria. You mentioned you and your husband being evaluated as living donors. I am presuming this was for your daughter. Was she able to have a peremptive transplant as planned? I am curious!
Ginger