Some really good news for a change. If you’ve been following the story of Jordan Rhodes, you know he’s been fighting an uphill battle to get a much needed kidney transplant. The good news is he was finally matched with an eligible donor and just underwent successful transplant surgery.
Here’s hoping that everything continues to pan out and the road get’s a little easier from here. You can read more about this on the Facebook page that the family has set up to chronicle his story:
This is a recent talk at the University of Leicester in the UK. It is a good basic overview of how transplantation is done in general and also adds some interesting IgAN specific information at the end regarding whether or not it comes back post-transplant which is of great interest to me. It’s not too long so give it a look!
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.
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.
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.
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.