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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:54 PM

Mom takes to Facebook to find kidney for her 12-year-old son

Cory Clabon is only 12 years old, but his kidneys are functioning at less than 50 percent.

Clabon's mother, Jessica Josephine, says Cory was born with sickle cell disease. When he was 3 years old, he was also diagnosed with a rare kidney disorder.

To treat the disorder, Josephine says Clabon has been receiving blood transfusion therapy. She says her family has spent much of Clabon's life at the hospital.

"We are there so much, they are like our family at CHKD."

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Reply Mom takes to Facebook to find kidney for her 12-year-old son (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Mar 14 OP
Haggis for Breakfast Mar 14 #1
Texasgal Friday #2
Haggis for Breakfast Friday #3
Texasgal Friday #4

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:54 PM

1. What are the requirements/limitations for being considered a donor ?

Does anyone know ?

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:13 AM

2. Size of liver

and blood type.

Also, donor must have never been treated for cancer and other malady's,

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:34 PM

3. It goes like this:

1) Must be 18 or older,
2) Never been treated for major illnesses
3) Not overweight
4) Not a smoker
5) Not a recreational drug user

Blood tests are performed. Then cross-matching tests are done. HLA typing is done next (This relates to genetic markers.)

Other tests (lung X-rays, kidney function tests, overall health physical exam) are conducted.

My MD informed me that kidney donation has NOTHING to do with the size of one's liver.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:19 PM

4. Actually it does.

My husband was listed for two years before he died waiting on a liver. Size DOES matter.

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