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DakotaBlue
08-09-2005, 06:45 PM
Has anyone here had this done? I just feel like if they gave me a new kidney ....i would feel better.....but imagine it is not that easy.....
right?
thanks for any thoughts and help you can give....

dakotta

hatlady
08-10-2005, 04:34 PM
transplants would be indicated for severe kidney failure - I know there are guidelines for how and when they're done. There are usually lists, waiting or hoping that a famly member is the same match.

Theyr'e typically held for significant cases - more a last resort. I think most who have them are on dyalisis first. Would be nice if one new part would fix things, though, wouldn't it!

DakotaBlue
08-10-2005, 06:53 PM
does this work...or another feeble attempt at masking something that will not go away......????

ClaireMacl
08-24-2005, 02:53 AM
does this work...or another feeble attempt at masking something that will not go away......????

Dakota,

I've not done any research into this, but I'd say (though this is not medical advice), that it is possible that since it is a chronic disease, any new organ is possibly going to be affected by the disease as well.

I've not heard of a lupus patient being on the donor list, since the kidney damage does not usually require dialysis, although a very few lupus pts are.

Sorry.

Claire

PS I'm a nurse, not a doctor and am only going on personal experience, not medical facts :)