Organ Transplants Support Group

An organ transplant is the transplantation of a whole or partial organ from one body to another (or from a donor site on the patient's own body), for the purpose of replacing the recipient's damaged or failing organ with a working one from the donor site. Organ donors can be living, or deceased (previously referred to as cadaveric)... Types of transplants include: Autograft: A transplant of tissue from one to oneself. Sometimes this is done with surplus tissue, or tissue that can regenerate, or tissues more desperately needed elsewhere (examples include skin grafts, vein extraction for CABG, etc.) Sometimes this is done to remove the tissue and then treat it or the person, before returning it (examples include stem-cell autograft and...

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  • deleted_user

    I want to donate my Kidney to my sister

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    I am 32 years old.I am overweight.74 Kgs for a height of 5 feet 2 inches.As a consequence of I have a couple of obesity related sisease-PCOS and mild hypertension controled by one medication.Now in this situation I cannoe straight away go and get myself evaluatted.I need to loose weight and get some of this reversed.Atleast 10 kgs should be enough.Do you think If I loose my weigth I should...
  • MLTexas

    7 years out fro my liver transplant

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    Hi to all.  I was on the Hep C support group for several years after my liver transplant in 2010.  Things have changed here!  Trying to figure out how to do a profile again.  I was listed as mlttexas, if anyone rememers me.  Marilyn
  • KidneyMatch

    KidneyMatch

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    Hi,Please take a moment to look over my GoFundMe page. I am a successful paired exchange recipent. I want to help save lives through bringing awareness to paired exchanges!https://www.gofundme.com/community-medical-tree 
  • deleted_user

    kidney transplant

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    My sister had renal failure two years ago and has been on dialysis ever since. I want to give her my kidney but I am being financially frustrated. I can't find anyone in my country who is willing to do this privately (I am in the U.K and my sister lives in the Caribbean)Because of this, I cannot get anywhere with offering my sister a kidney. I am very scared for her because she's getting sicker...
  • MLTTexas

    No movement on this page.

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    Would like to find an active post-liver transplant site, but haven't had any luck.
  • Vicky007

    How long can a kidney transplant last?

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    I had a kidney transplant 2008, but I just found out I might be having some issues/rejection . My labs are not looking good. I am curious to see what is the average a transplant can last. My mother was my donor.
  • Frogger

    No activity on site

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    Is this site completely inactive? Trying to find an active transplant support group, but have had no luck.
  • coprhed1165

    heart/lung transplant referral

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    recently dx of pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure and referred to transplant center for heart/lung. tanya
  • deleted_user

    PLEASE HELP!! Medication side effects!!

    I was in heaven following my transplant surgery!, I couldn't believe how well I was recovering and how good I felt....UNTIL 4 weeks later when i starting feeling like a MAck truck hit me..Body aches, joint pains, tremors, night sweats, stomach cramps and bloating with gas etc..and an over-all " I don't feel well" feeling...I hear that these are side effects of all the medications, valcyte,...
  • odjaca

    cancer and one kidney

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    I donated a kidney nearly 11 years ago. I have had NO problems from the remaining kidney. I am awaiting the results of tests for breast cancer and am very concerned about the possibility of kidney damage from chemo and other treatments. Has anyone gone through cancer treatment with only one kidney. If so, can you tell me what to look out for and ways to reduce my risks? I'm afraid just...
  • Hi everyone, On March 16th 2013 i had a kidney transplant, r. side. Abouta year later a hernia formed right under the transplant, which waspositioned very low. It has gotten pretty big, the original docs. aren'tinterested in doing the surgery, too close to the ureter they say. Nowsince it has gotten bigger i need a binder,truss, to hold it in place.I can't hardly walk up or down stairs without...
  • denito

    cyclosporine during pregnancy

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    Hello, I am 21 years with rheumatoid arthritis and a corticosteroid. Last year I had a pregnancy but my PA is activated. This necessitated by three months upload medrol from 2 to 4 tablets. And every month so 10mg oktagam said immunologists on safer not reject the fetus. But my child was born at the end of 30 weeks and died due to amniotic fluid infection according to doctors and now I recovered...
  • deleted_user

    lung transplant survivors?

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    Is anyone out there a lung transplant survivor? If so, I'd like to talk to you about how you are doing. My mother is on the waiting list to have a transplant done. She is on oxygen 24/7. It's heartbreaking to see her like this everyday. We just want to know how well people do after they get a lung transplant. Also, she is on the list for either a single or a double lung transplant.
  • MLTTexas

    Want to see this group moving again.

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    It was 4 years in July of this year, 2014, since my liver transplant. I would love to see this group moving again.During the last 4 years, the Hep C showed back up in my transplanted liver, since transplant doesn't get rid of Hep C. It got rid of my cancerous tumor and early Cirrhosis, but not the Hep C.However, on July 5 of this year, I completed 12 weeks of the new Hep C drugs Sovaldi and...
  • deleted_user

    Organ donation over age 50

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    Older people can donate their organs to help others, for more ingformation see http://www.ask.hrsa.gov/detail_materials.cfm?ProdID=4835