Living Kidney Donor Advice

Posted by Lisa S @uneeq1, Mar 22, 2016

Living Kidney Donor Advice

Hello-
Is anyone there able to offer advice for a living kidney donor? I am in the
process of being approved to donate and I am having some unsettling
feelings about the recipient’s choice of hospitals. She is a patient at
Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. I have never had anything done at this
hospital, but the facility seems to be a bit older than some. I looked at
their rate of success and it was only 84% compared to a national average of
over 90%. The transplant coordinator told me that they had a review team
come in and they changed some of their practices and that the number should
go up next time they publish. Should I be concerned about the facility? I
have a family member who had her transplants done at Mayo, so my confidence
is high for Mayo Clinic.
Thanks so much!

Hi @uneeq1, welcome to Connect.

I’d like to introduce you to @gregorytremblay who anonymously donated his kidney. You can read a bit more about him here https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-an-anon-kidney-donor-and-will-offer-advise-to-verify

Have you spoken to the recipient about her choice of hospital or is this an anonymous donation?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @uneeq1, welcome to Connect.

I’d like to introduce you to @gregorytremblay who anonymously donated his kidney. You can read a bit more about him here https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-an-anon-kidney-donor-and-will-offer-advise-to-verify

Have you spoken to the recipient about her choice of hospital or is this an anonymous donation?

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It was Anon. Trillium Ontario chose the location.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @uneeq1, welcome to Connect.

I’d like to introduce you to @gregorytremblay who anonymously donated his kidney. You can read a bit more about him here https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-an-anon-kidney-donor-and-will-offer-advise-to-verify

Have you spoken to the recipient about her choice of hospital or is this an anonymous donation?

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I spoke to her a bit about the hospital choice last fall when we first talked about me donating. She is someone I know from being neighbors at the RV park we stay at in the summer, so it isn’t anonymous. There are 500 people in my area waiting for a kidney and I know in larger metropolitan areas the number is in the thousands. I hope by donating it will show people that they can continue to live a normal life while helping to save someone else’s.

Hello Gregory! Kudos to you!

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@uneeq1, I have not seen any posts from you recently, and I am wondering how you are doing? Have you been able to get answers to your questions about living kidney donation? I am a recipient of a beautiful liver and a beautiful kidney from a deceased donor. I will always treasure the gift of life. I want you to know that I feel honored when I am in the presence of someone, such as you, who is considering living kidney donation. Please know that you are providing hope to someone who is in need of a kidney transplant, just by your openness to the possibility of donation. I would be interested in hearing from you. Rosemary

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