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N. Senada
May 17, 2011

My kidneys are busted
I'm low-tier poster N. Senada and I am in need of a kidney. This is a serious post. I am on a transplant list with about 90,000 people on it. I am not told what my 'number' is but, eventually, if I live long enough, I will get selected for a transplant. I finally got on the list this year when my GFR (the metric for my condition) hit a new threshold + successfully interviewing with some social worker staff, proving I have insurance, and promising not to do drugs.



Since I was about 14 I have been treated for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). I am currently in my 30s.

I have two poor functioning kidneys, one which is severely scarred and useless and another that's been overworking itself probably since I was born. My GFR at my most recent test was 15 which is the threshold between Tier 4 and Tier 5 CKD. Every month I do some lab work and meet with a specialist who advises me if I should start dialysis or not. My next appointment is in the spoooky month of October. My goal/aspiration is to get a transplant before I need to go on dialysis. It's more likely than not that I'll be starting dialysis this year.

I have exhausted my list of family and friends who were willing to donate an organ. 7 people went through the screening and 3 went to the initial exams - none of them were approved to donate.

This thread is my public ask to the community here to consider donating me a kidney. It's a huge ask and I don't judge anybody for not giving away a kidney or not choosing to give one to me.

If you want to know more about what this process would entail, I'm happy to DM or talk about it here.

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N. Senada
May 17, 2011

My kidneys are busted
Point of order - I did get mod permission for this thread AND I'm not asking for cash or anything. This is seriously just me begging for a kidney.

Edmund Sparkler
Jul 4, 2003
For twelve years, you have been asking: Who is John Galt? This is John Galt speaking. I am the man who loves his life. I am the man who does not sacrifice his love or his values. I am the man who has deprived you of victims and thus has destroyed your world, and if you wish to know why you are peris

Sorry I was a severe alcoholic for like 20 years, otherwise I could maybe help you.

I wish you the best.

N. Senada
May 17, 2011

My kidneys are busted
I live in America by the way, which is probably relevant to share.

I have a hard time understanding my loving insurance plan's documents but I'm under the impression that donating a kidney is something that my plan would cover in part. I think the actual removal and post-op care is covered but anything after that surgery would be on the donor.

N. Senada
May 17, 2011

My kidneys are busted

Edmund Sparkler posted:

Sorry I was a severe alcoholic for like 20 years, otherwise I could maybe help you.

I wish you the best.

thx friend


You will not be a good candidate for transplant IF

you drink more beer than water every day
you blow fat vape clouds
you like to inject anything into your body
you did not start off with two kidneys

cumpantry
Dec 18, 2020

jimin
i thought i had what you had at one point but it was something else

Vampire Panties
Apr 18, 2001



Nap Ghost

N. Senada posted:

you blow fat vape clouds

Is :350: a problem for kidney donation?

N. Senada
May 17, 2011

My kidneys are busted

Vampire Panties posted:

Is :350: a problem for kidney donation?

Im not allowed to for sure. If you smoke regularly I know they will turn you away.

blight rhino
Feb 11, 2014

EXQUISITE LURKER RHINO


Nap Ghost
I'm nowhere near healthy enough to be a candidate.

Best of luck to you, bud.


Since you offered, how would the process work? Could you just go into the Doc's and be like "i found this guy on my special internet forums page (not reddit), that would like to donate"?
I guess I'm more interested in the initial process. Obviously, there'd be screenings etc, but who travels where? Or, I guess would travel even be required? Color me dumb when it comes to health procedures.

blight rhino fucked around with this message at 17:53 on Sep 26, 2023

verbal enema
May 23, 2009

onlymarfans.com
Sure take one of mine

verbal enema
May 23, 2009

onlymarfans.com
Oh didnt see the booze part whoops

Konar
Dec 14, 2006

Certified 1993 Toyota Previa Passenger

N. Senada posted:

Im not allowed to for sure. If you smoke regularly I know they will turn you away.

Well I'm out, I wish you luck though sounds like a real hard situation.

Is there something like blood type that would have to match where people could self exclude if they know their own?

shazbot
Sep 20, 2004
Ah, hon, ya got arby's all over my acoustic wave machine.
Iím already down to 1 op sorry

Grey Cat
Jun 3, 2023

Likely Doing stuff and things


I'm not sure what my blood type is but I think I have papers with it, what's yours op? Pretty sure that's good preliminary info for goons that would be interested.

Ass-penny
Jan 18, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 5 hours!
Another alcoholic checking in to wish you luck, op

Panic! At The Tesco
Aug 19, 2005

FART


sorry OP but im more weed than man at this point

hope you find one tho

Overdog
Jul 12, 2023

by CVG

(and can't post for 11 years!)

No.

Deep Thought
Mar 7, 2005
Hey man, sure that's cool, just take one of mine~

edit: Ah wait, saw that you said no alcohol or weed. Dang, that probably means I have to butt out then.

second edit: Also saw that you live in USA. That's a huge distance from me, it probably wouldn't make it on time going by intercontinental flight. gently caress.

third edit: And now that I think of it, I've been having pain which I thought was indigestion but is quite possibly kidney pain. Might need a transplant soon myself heh.

Deep Thought fucked around with this message at 19:19 on Sep 26, 2023

Overdog
Jul 12, 2023

by CVG

(and can't post for 11 years!)

I can get you a third tit if you want. You can't ask from where.

satanic splash-back
Jan 28, 2009

Sincerely hope you can find someone who doesn't use substances because that seems pretty difficult in today's America

Overdog
Jul 12, 2023

by CVG

(and can't post for 11 years!)

satanic splash-back posted:

Sincerely hope you can find someone who doesn't use substances because that seems pretty difficult in today's America

Discount!

Ass-penny
Jan 18, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 5 hours!

satanic splash-back posted:

Sincerely hope you can find someone who doesn't use substances because that seems pretty difficult in today's America

why would anybody suffer this hell nation sober

Mr. Meagles
Apr 30, 2004

Out here, everything hurts


Ok I've removed my kidney, hope the left one is ok. Do you just want me to mail this or..? It smells pretty bad

Sophy Wackles
Dec 17, 2000

> access main security grid
access: PERMISSION DENIED.





OP, not sure if this applies but have you checked out the paired donation program?

https://www.kidneyregistry.org/for-donors/i-know-someone-who-needs-a-kidney/paired-donation/

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

Hey Hey Let's Go! 喧嘩する
大切な物を protect my balls


What does a gently used kidney go for these days?

Although I'm not sure if I meet the alcoholic requirement. Probably pretty close on average.

Szyznyk
Mar 4, 2008

I will need a young and capacious bladder in return. Getting tired of the old man night pissing.

I. M. Gei
Jun 26, 2005



SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

What does a gently used kidney go for these days?

Although I'm not sure if I meet the alcoholic requirement. Probably pretty close on average.

Something like $70k or $80k, if I remember right. I dunno who pays it out though.

wesleywillis
Dec 30, 2016

SUCK A MALE CAMEL'S DICK WITH MIRACLE WHIP!!
According to a few specialists, my kidneys have "an uncountable umber of tumors".

Thus far they are not cancerous, but they might not be something you want OP.

Sorry about your bad ones, and hope that you find a compatible donor and don't get your financial nutsack bit off by hospital bills.

bweep boop!
Dec 31, 2007

Nice shootin', Tex!
Can Canadians come down to give you a kidney? Or will bureaucracy stop that? Because idgaf I'd give you a kidney.

Overdog
Jul 12, 2023

by CVG

(and can't post for 11 years!)

bweep boop! posted:

Can Canadians come down to give you a kidney? Or will bureaucracy stop that? Because idgaf I'd give you a kidney.

A human one or something you picked up at the grocery store? :thunk:

bweep boop!
Dec 31, 2007

Nice shootin', Tex!

Overdog posted:

A human one or something you picked up at the grocery store? :thunk:

I only read the thread title so I assume whatever is good?

Overdog
Jul 12, 2023

by CVG

(and can't post for 11 years!)

bweep boop! posted:

I only read the thread title so I assume whatever is good?

Yeah he said ANY.

TaurusTorus
Mar 27, 2010

Grab the bullshit by the horns
How do I check if Iím a valid donor? My aunt has hosed up kidneys, but none of our healthy relatives were good matches.

SIDS Vicious
Jan 1, 1970

im really loving depressed that you literally have to beg on something awful for a possibility of getting a kidney im sorry i cant give you mine what a load of gently caress this world is

Three Olives
Apr 10, 2005

What if Hitler invented the BMW i3 Subcompact Electric car?
Have you tried the paper clip trade thing? Like you trade someone a paperclip for pencil and the pencil for a pen and the pen for a lightbulb, eventually everything gets kind of crazy and someone offers to trade their appendix and you bargain them up to a kidney.

TK8325
Sep 22, 2014



N. Senada posted:

You will not be a good candidate for transplant if:

you did not start off with two kidneys

Sorry dude, I need mine. I got a piece of liver, will that help?

Seriously though, I'm sorry you have to deal with this.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

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N. Senada posted:

Im not allowed to for sure. If you smoke regularly I know they will turn you away.

I smoke every night but my daytime kidney might be good?

Sorry N. I hope you find a match :sympathy:

covidstomper58
Nov 8, 2020

Have you thought about long term plans like having a kid?

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010
Become a politician in a red state and campaign on getting rid of seatbelt and helmet laws. The people will love you for it and you'll probably get your kidney pretty quick.

In all seriousness though OP, my condolences for your situation. That must feel both terrifying and frustrating. Like most goons I'm definitely disqualified due to rampant alcoholism, but I really hope you manage to find a donor. Maybe you can buy one in another country if you have enough cash?

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Aishlinn
Mar 31, 2011

This might hurt a bit..


i'm sorry, my dude. i vape heavily, so i'm out of the running but good luck. have you asked mods to see if the thread can be made forums-wide, just to get all the eyes possible on it? i wish you the best, being in miserable health myself, i know the struggle.

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