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Anyone been a living donor?

I’m just wondering if there’s anyone reading this that has been a living donor. I’d love to hear from you, pre-op and post-op mainly.

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  1. I have not…and can’t be one. But I absolutely would if I could irregardless of the associated burdens. There’s no greater gift.

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  2. http://albertahealthservices.ca/news/Page14744.aspx depending on the kind of organ you are looking to donate. This is for kidneys, and they will match you with someone who has donated to share their experience

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  3. just ask selena gomez’s best friend haha

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  4. Lyn Hessels Lyn Hessels says:

    A living donor of what? That could be anything from Stem Cells, kidney, to blood.

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  5. Yes, I’m a living kidney donor. April 8 will mark 4 years. I chose to be a non-directed donor (altruistic, anonymous) and so I took about a year to complete all testing. I went through the entire process completely at peace, even when friends or family voiced concerns. You will want support, both pre-op and post-op, even if you don’t get understanding. It’s usually your left kidney that is transplanted, and you can chose from laparoscopic or open surgery. I chose open surgery and proudly bear a 7″ scar on my left side. It’s a more difficult recovery than laparoscopic but surprisingly less prone to hernias. Some people recover relatively quickly and painlessly, some people get to use a nerve-blocker. I was not one of those people 😛 I’ve never had a regret and sometimes wish I could be the Oprah of kidneys. If you have more questions I’d be happy to answer them in a private message. Otherwise, blessings to you if you choose to move forward as an LKD.

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  6. Jess Lee Jess Lee says:

    I know a couple people. Can pm me

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  7. I was unable to be a donor because I have had to many transfusions.

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  8. Erin Paul Erin Paul says:

    I work for the Kidney Foundation of Canada and if you are interested you can contact me! Just PM me!

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  9. Pm me. My niece donated a kidney to my nephew.

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