IamA After a 4ish year wait, I just received a call that there is a kidney available for me. I should be getting a kidney transplant in the next 24 hours. AMA!
My short bio: I am a 26 y/o male who has been waiting for a kidney for between 3 and 4 years. This will be my second transplant, the first one was about 6 years ago. I have been on Hemodialysis the last 4 years while waiting for a kidney, I did both home hemo and in center. The kidney I will be receiving will be from a deceased donor, whom I never met and didn't know me. I just received the call at 2:04am EST so things are still in the early stages, but I thought some people may find this interesting and would love to get word about the importance of organ donation spread. I will answer any questions you have until I get put under for surgery. I try to answer some more when I wake up also, however that will be a while.
My Proof: These are the scars from the 1st transplant: http://imgur.com/QCsyMez
And this is my fistula (An artificially enlarged vein in my arm that is used for dialysis) http://imgur.com/N3WEk3m