Thought I should do a blog without me blathering on and on that JUST has resources. So here ’tis.
CONSULT YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, DONOR ADVOCATE AND COORDINATOR.
Organ Donation After Death
Polycystic Kidney Disease
Kidney Donor and Recipient Stories
Matching Donors and Recipients
Medline Plus A great place to read about the tests you will have such as the Cat Scan.
The Kidney Removal Procedure (Nephrectomy)
Preparing for Surgery and Care After Surgery
FOLLOW WHAT YOUR HOSPITAL SAYS (This is just to give you an idea.)
Support and Psychology
If you have trouble from your employer about time off etc. or trouble from an insurance company when trying to buy coverage in the future, have your donor advocate or coordinator from the hospital talk to them. Check with your state to see if there are laws that help employees with paid leave for donation or that protect your position while you are off. If you are a federal employee and a donor, there are federal laws that cover you. See if your state offers tax deductions for any uncovered donor expenses.
Does Reduced Glomerular Filtration Rate Equate to Chronic Kidney Disease? BMJ 2012;344:e1167
Altruistic and Non-Directed Donation/Donor Chains
- Programs for Donor/Recipient Pairs with Incompatible Blood Types
- ABO-Incompatible Kidney Transplantation
- UCSF Unveils Model for Implantable Artificial Kidney to Replace Dialysis
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