Friday, March 18, 2011
The results are in....
The results are in!!
Based on the tissue typing Murray and I can BOTH give Ashlea a kidney.
I don't yet know if one of us is a better match than the other. We are seeing the doctor next Wednesday and will be able to go through the results in more detail then. From that appointment we will decide who will take the next step of going through the medical testing to see if they are healthy enough to donate.
I was worried that Ashlea would have high levels of anti-bodies in her system due to her previous blood transfusions. That could have meant that neither of us would be able to give her a kidney, which would have necessitated her commencing dialysis and then going on the waiting list for a donor kidney. The fact that Murray and I are both a match means that hopefully we can avoid dialysis altogether and go straight to transplant.
What a relief.
More details to come after we see the doctor next week...
Oh, and speaking of kidneys, Simone's book Kidney Kidnections is out. It looks awesome and can be purchased from the Kidney Health Australia website. Here is the link to Ashlea's story.