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"The Cause" by Melissa Swanson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Some people ask me why I'm doing this. This is a question that I've answered many times. I am simply doing it to help another person in need. I've always been a giving per ... Read on »
"Another In Need" by Melissa Swanson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I just came across a random blog of a man from Atlanta whose blood type is O. He is searching for anyone willing to donate that is either O+ or O-. You can click on the link b ... Read on »
"Good News!" by Melissa Swanson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I'm approved! I got the call today around 5:00 p.m. saying that I am approved to donate my kidney to Masud Khondoker, a 44 year old man that lives in the Phoenix area, but i ... Read on »
"Will the Call Ever Come?" by Melissa Swanson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I'm anxiously awating the phone call to find out if I was approved or not to donate. They review panel at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix is meeting as I type this (Tuesday). I wa ... Read on »
"Leaving Arizona" by Melissa Swanson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I finally made it home! My plane arrived really late last night. I got stuck in Atlanta for several hours. I now understand how all of those people feel that are trying to t ... Read on »
"Another Day of Testing" by Melissa Swanson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I'm now on my 2nd full day of testing at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ. Things have been pretty intense the last couple of days. I had heard that they really put potential ... Read on »
"Let the Testing Commence" by Melissa Swanson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well, I finally made it to Pheonix. I'm sitting in my hotel room. I met Masud, Sharmin, and their two little boys today at the airport. I spent the rest of the evening with ... Read on »
"Making the Decision" by Melissa Swanson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I decided to change the title of my blogs so that people searching on the internet could read about my experience. I have found a lot of comfort in reading about other people ... Read on »
"Anxiously Waiting" by Melissa Swanson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well, I only have 3 days before I leave for Pheonix, AZ to begin the medical tests to see if I'm healthy enough to donate my kidney. I have to say that I'm a little anxious. N ... Read on »
"A Little More Detail" by Melissa Swanson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure So, once I realized that this was something that I definitely wanted to pursue, I asked Masud's (the recipient) wife, Sharmin, what I needed to do. She informed m ... Read on »