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I live with my son and I am donating my kidney – part of the kidney paired partner exchange program.He is currently on dyalias at home.I work for an essential business that is remaining open in Scottsdale.Is it safe for me to continue to work?
Liked by Rosemary, Volunteer Mentor
Welcome. How amazing that you are gifting a kidney to your son. What a great mom!!!
On Mayo Connect we are patients just like you and your son so we can share our thoughts but we are not qualified to give medical advice.
I received a kidney from a co-worker/friend of mine. While I was being tested for transplant and my potential donors were being tested it was very important that our immune systems and blood types matched well. Because COVID-19 is so new I don't think there is data on how it will affect the matching process.
My husband and I are both considered essential workers, I can work from home but my husband needs to go into the office some days. My husband was able to talk to his HR team and explain that I am immune compromised (because of my transplant meds) and therefore he needed special accommodations at work to be sure he would not bring COVID-19 home to me. His company sterilized a conference room and put up "do not enter" signs so he can work in isolation. Perhaps you can explain your situation to your employer and they can help find a solution to keep you as safe as possible.
When will your son have his transplant? Was he on home dialysis before the outbreak or did he go to a center.
Liked by Colleen Young, Connect Director, JK, Alumna Mentor, Ginger, Volunteer Mentor
@robinjoyw, I am retired, and able to stay at home. However, as a transplant recipient, I am very concerned for your safety. I am thinking about you and your son. Later on, I hope you will share an update about the kidney exvhange.
What has been decided about your safety in your working environment? How are you staying safe?
Liked by Ginger, Volunteer Mentor
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