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Thank you Jen very good article. My friend who went on dialysis in Jan. has a meeting in June at Vanderbilt Hospital, in Nashville, it is considered one of the top Hospitals also for Kidneys.
He hopes he will be a candidate after interviews for a transplant, some people have been waiting for years for a organ and its so sad. I talked to a young man yesterday who's father found out to late he had Kidney Disease ,he went straight to dialysis and was waiting on transplant and passed away before they could find one for him. No one in the family was a match.

Im starting to take control of my life today. I will take care of me, love my self., be good to my self, I am strong, i can do this.

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5/31/12 9:56 A

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The Five Steps of the Matching Process
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An organ is donated. When the organ becomes available, the OPO managing the donor sends information to UNOS. The OPO procurement team reports medical and genetic information, including organ size, and condition, blood type and tissue type by entering this information into UNet.
UNOS generates a list of potential recipients. The UNOS computer generates a list of potential transplant candidates who have medical and biologic profiles compatible with the donor. The computer ranks candidates by this biologic information, as well as clinical characteristics and time spent on the waiting list.
The transplant center is notified of an available organ. Organ placement specialists at the OPO or the UNOS Organ Center contact the centers whose patients appear on the local list.
The transplant team considers the organ for the patient. When the team is offered an organ, it bases its acceptance or refusal of the organ upon established medical criteria, organ condition, candidate condition, staff and patient availability and organ transportation. By policy, the transplant team has only one hour to make its decision.
The organ is accepted or declined. If the organ is not accepted, the OPO continues to offer it for patients at other centers until it is placed.

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Edited by: NANA-JEAN at: 5/31/2012 (09:57)
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