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    Help From Fellow Fanatics

    Hey Fellow Fanatics,

    I don't post often (more of a reader). But needed to ask everyone here that is willing for some help. This week my mom has been in the ICU in Cedar Rapids dealing with hypertension and acute renal failure. It has been a very rough week as they initially thought she might have multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer). Through a serious of tests (bone marrow biopsy and renal biopsy) it was found that she has a very rare condition known as Glomerulosclerosis (severe scarring of the kidneys). With this she will need to placed on dialysis and put on a transplant list. With a viable donor kidney the survival time is usually 25 + years. We have been blessed that we are not dealing with cancer, but still have many hurdles to cross.


    I know this is a lot to ask of anyone, but we are asking all family members and friends if they could get tested for possible donor compatibility. I know this does entail a series of tests. As soon as she is tested and tissue typed, I will be tested as well. I will also let anyone interested in the process know the details. Hopefully, I will be a suitable donor as we share the same blood type (o +). If you could all pray that we find a donor that would mean a great deal.


    Thank you all for taking the time to read this and an even greater thanks for anyone who would be willing to get tested for compatibility.



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    Re: Help From Fellow Fanatics

    For the sake of awareness and all, how do people get tested? Do they just go to their doctor? Is that something they set up with your family doctors so that the necessary information gets passed on quickly enough?

    I know nothing. Just seemed like handy questions.


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    Re: Help From Fellow Fanatics

    My prayers will be sent out for your mom and for you to be a suitable donor



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