Hepatitis Social Community
Donor
About This Community:

This forum is for hepatitis patients, family members, loved ones, friends or anyone with an interest in hepatitis, to have open social conversations about any topic they choose, with the exception of religion and politics. Please note that our standard “Rules for Posting in Public Areas”, which are found in our Terms of Use , also apply in this community. If you are newly diagnosed with Hepatitis or you have questions or information to share about current treatments, research studies, clinical trials, or other medical issues pertaining to Hepatitis, please post it in one of our Hepatitis Communities ( Hep A , Hep B , Hep C or Hep-autoimmune ).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Donor

I don't understand, Michael. I have Hcv from blood transfusions 35 years ago. It was like a sleeping dragon up until May of this year. I am on my 16th week of treatment. My mother needs a kidney transplant and I was the only of 5 children that was a match. I was told I couldn't donate due to my HCV (that was 1 1/2 years ago and before it started showing changes in my blood) are you saying that there may be a chance of my being able to be a donor.
Debbie  
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
223152_tn?1346981971
I think you are probably making refernece to a previous thread some days ago where mikesimon said you could be an organ donor if you had hep C.  I believe this is correct.  I think the philosophy is that saving a life is worth it even if the down side is the recipient will end up with hep C.  However, I don't think that means that every organ can be donated to anybody.  It could be that the doctors have determined in your case that it would be too risky for your mom who has advanced kidney disease to then have to deal with hepatitis C which she would almost certainly end up with.  

I would like to donate my organs only to individuals with hepatitis C.  I don't think, however, that there is any program that will allow you to do that.

frijole
Blank
92903_tn?1309908311
I would think it unllikely that you would be considered as a candidate under these circumstances. Good luck to both you and your Mom.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Which organs are you loooking to unload o' beanie-one? I could be in the market for a few things, depending on the parts and their condition. I'm guessing that pre-mortem test drives would not be looked upon favorably by the other half.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hepatitis Social Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
1684282_tn?1350782543
Blank
The Death by Heroin
Feb 03 by Julia M Aharonov, DOBlank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787_tn?1373214989
Blank
Dee1956
DC
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
mikesimon
1815939_tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811
1747881_tn?1358189534
Blank
hrsepwrguy
Greeley, CO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
copyman
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
can-do-man
IN