OMFG, guys. I think this is one of the happiest days of my life so far. Today I went to my transplant center and I am now transplant LISTED. ;________________;!!!
So if you are seriously interested (or know someone who is interested) in donating a kidney, here's some basic info for you:
~My insurance will pay everything except for travel and time off of work
~Expect to be out of work for 4-6 weeks, and have a lifting restriction.
~MUST be A or O bloodtype (but even this will not rule you out, because there is an opportunity to do a chain.)
Donors must also be in good general health, and 18 or over. There is some more information about that here: umm.edu/programs/transplant/se…
If this is something any of you would like to do, PLEASE shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you the coordinator's name and number to walk you through the process. The initial phonecall will first involve a series of questions, then they will most likey ask you to do some tests and bloodwork to see if you're more closely compatible.