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kidney beans anyone?

i love pat, my brother.....

just found out this week he's in need of a kidney. yup. the docs say he'll need dialysis before too long....i'm not biologically linked, but if i were a match (i have the same blood type), i'd donate in a hot second.

he's so drained, so tired. it broke my heart to talk with him last night.....but, we still laughed and laughed and laughed, like we always do....the best medicine of all, yah? when we started talking about cadaver vs. living donors, he joked.....'i'm holding out for some plane crash....one full of olympic korean athletes!!!!'

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waggner
Sep. 24th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
I have a good friend who had a kidney transplant a few years ago. If you want, I can send his contact info. I'm sure he'd be happy to talk to your brother.
artworkslive
Sep. 24th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
thanks muchly!
i could sure pass it along for him...every little bit of information/support helps!

artworkslive@yahoo.com
(Anonymous)
Sep. 25th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
pat
I am pissed at my body. Because I talked to my nephrologist-friend- told me I would not be a candidate for a donor. Mostly because I was so anemic myself-but it was 3 fuckin years ago!!!!!!!!!!!! Just so frustrating! At least I can try and help in other ways, but DAMN
pammy
artworkslive
Sep. 27th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
Re: pat
so, pammy, not sure if you'll come back and see this reply....

but, what DOES have to match, as far as being a good candidate? read coffeebean's post below.

all i've heard is what you said, plus you need to be 60 or younger, same blood type(?) and non drinker, smoker/for HOW many months though????

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