More recipients find themselves needing a second donated organ ...

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Dialysis treatments designed to cleanse her blood the way her donor kidney used to are now unavoidable for Teresa Jacott, who is hoping for a second donor kidney.

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CentralOhioPKDFo undation

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Apr 12, 2010
 
We all love you Teresa! Won't give up until we find that kidney we need! Standing beside you all the way! JC
Sue Moore

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Apr 12, 2010
 
My son is 27,had 3 kidney transplants and refuses to go back on dialysis if and when this transplant fails. The first two were done at Nationwide Childrens Hospital,his nephrologist was Dr. Mark Mentser,he is great, Dr.Mitchell Henry did the surgeries at Childrens. He has had his cadaver kidney for almost 3 years now,we are hoping for many more "birthdays" with it. The kidney transplant team at OSU is wonderful.
Sam

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Apr 12, 2010
 
Sue Moore wrote:
My son is 27,had 3 kidney transplants and refuses to go back on dialysis if and when this transplant fails. The first two were done at Nationwide Childrens Hospital,his nephrologist was Dr. Mark Mentser,he is great, Dr.Mitchell Henry did the surgeries at Childrens. He has had his cadaver kidney for almost 3 years now,we are hoping for many more "birthdays" with it. The kidney transplant team at OSU is wonderful.
I am 27 as well and had my first kidney transplant at OSU a year ago. I second the opinion that their transplant team is wonderful. They made everything so much easier than I anticipated it would be. Best of luck!
Mark Beadles

Hilliard, OH

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Apr 12, 2010
 
I'm also a fortunate two-time kidney recipient, my first one two decades ago and my second one just over a year ago at OSU. I echo the sentiments about the wonderful team there.

When I received my first kidney transplant, it would have been considered against all odds that I could have waited almost twenty years before I needed another one. The reason that people like Ms Jacott and myself needed a second transplant is that we lived far longer than anyone expected. thanks to the great advances in medicine and the work of the entire transplant medical community.

Transplantation is a treatment that really works, really saves lives, and really makes people's lives better. I hope that everyone reading this article will be moved to consider organ donation if they have not done so already.
Chip Helminiak Jr

Reynoldsburg, OH

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Apr 12, 2010
 
I received a kidney transplant last April also at OSU at the age of 27. The team at OSU is wonderful and made the whole experience a lot easier to deal with.

Teresa, we are all praying for you.
jeffwc

Columbus, OH

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Apr 12, 2010
 

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I feel for these people, but they were givin a chance, the available organs should go to those waiting for their FIRST one.
brian dill

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Apr 12, 2010
 
I am a registered organ donor and I hope that should I die and my organs are available for harvesting, that they go to the persons who are the best match for them whose chances of survival will be most enhanced by receiving them, regardless if it is their first or third donated organ, not just whoever is at the top of the list.
wheets

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Apr 12, 2010
 
My brother needed a kidney transpant in 1982 due to juvenile diabetes (diagnosed at 9 years old, at time of transplant 28 years old) and I was fortunate to donate my kidney to him. He lived 20 years amd passed away in 2002 from another diabetic cause, heart failure. His kidney was still funtioning normal. The transplant was done at OSU and he was lucky to have a wonderful group of doctors who kept him healthy enough to get the transplant. I know first hand what organ donation means and at my death will donate again,if possible. Please sign up to be an organ donor.
NN in Columbus

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Apr 12, 2010
 
My father-in-law received a liver transplant in '06, he had made poor nutrition choices in his lifetime, resulting in a fatty liver. He was very close to death when he received his transplant, and first we thought he was going to change his habits but sadly he is going down the same road as before, this time I'm pretty sure he will not be given a second organ.
Alternately, my mother received a kidney transplant last year from her adopted sister (my brother, sister and I were not a good match), the reason for the kidney damage is still unknown, but she is following the instructions of the transplant team and is doing just fine.
I am an organ donor myself, I am considering a live donation of one of my kidneys. Two years ago I started eating right and exercising, so at 30 years old and in my opinion the best shape of my life, I feel I should give something back now, seeing how I was lucky enough to know two people whose lives were saved by an organ transplant.
Nikolai

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May 12, 2013
 
Despite the risk for a new kidney to fail or be rejected by a patient's body, kidney transplant may still be the best chance for an improved quality of life, and survival in kidney failure patients. It's just saddening to know that there is a lesser number of donor kidneys than patients who actually need them. While dialysis has been proven beneficial in those who have been waiting for a kidney transplant, it has also been reported to cause a string of adverse effects, particularly from certain drug solutions used in dialysis treatment. For people concerned and interested, there are posts at http://www.dialysisinjuryhelpline.com/ that may be of help.

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