Major Milestone Achieved for the Implantable Bioartificial Kidney
The Kidney Project announced some interesting news related to the development of the Implantable Bioartificial Kidney on November 7, 2019 during their presentation at Kidney Week.
A friend shared this on Facebook. I only know what I read in the article but his situation sounds pretty severe. I hope they are able to work around his complications and get him the transplant he needs. He’s too young to be dealt that hand.
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While Jordan is still waiting, there is some positive news to report. There have already been 1200 applications requested by people who are interested in donating him a kidney. Hopefully out of all these people there will be at least one good match and they can go forward with the procedure.
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Just an update for those who want to follow Jordan’s story and progress, his family has a Facebook page devoted to the search for a matching kidney and there have been some updates. People are volunteering, it is a question of finding a match. You can keep up with his story and the link below.
Jordan Rhodes Facebook Page
A couple things about this article:
As this article asks, would you donate a kidney to a complete stranger? Of course some of us here don’t have the kidney to donate so that makes our answer a little easier. But if we could? I have to think about that now.
If you haven’t listened to the KidneyTalk podcast, you’re really missing out. It is hosted by Lori Hartwell, who is a CKD patient with a very interesting story in her own right.
I’ll be honest, as a child growing up in New England, I never did get over the thrashing our Patriots took at the hands of the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX. I don’t want to say I’m a bitter person, and after six championships later, you’d think I’d be over it. But no, I’m still sour. They should have let us win.
So on that note, I’ve never associated the Bears with anything positive. But then along comes this guy:
No doubt you’ve seen more and more people put signs on their cars advertising their need for an organ donor. It’s one more tool in our arsenal when it comes to getting the word out about the importance of live organ donation.
If you’ve ever wondered if this approach works, well you can check off at least one incident where it led to a donor match and from an unexpected donor.
This comes from nbcdfw.com:
“I think some people feel like they are called to be a donor and others may feel like they want to donate time,” Newsom said. “There is something we can all do to make everything better for everyone.”
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The Big Reveal
In my previous article I left you on a bit of a cliffhanger. While I told you about my diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease, I didn’t tell you how I got it. In this article I’ll discuss what my suspected diagnosis was and what we ultimately found out based on my biopsy results. Some questions got answered, only to be followed by more questions.