Local Woman Saves Friend’S Life With Kidney Donation, Advocates For Living Donors

TONIGHT IN HEALTH CHECK. MOST PEOPLE WAITING FOR AN ORGAN DONATION OR PATIENTS WHO NEED TO KIDNAP LAST WEEK. WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE 1ST EVER PICK KIDNEY TRANSPLANT IN BOSTON. THAT’S RIGHT.

THE PATIENT IS SAID TO BE DOING WELL SO FAR. BUT IT’LL BE A WHILE BEFORE WE KNOW IF IT’S A VIABLE OPTION IN THE MEANTIME. WE DO KNOW THAT LIVING KIDNEY DONORS ARE A PATIENT’S BEST BET AND HEALTH CHECK.

10S BARBARA MOST JOINS US AND THERE ARE 2 WOMEN IN OUR AREA. WHO CAN HAVE TESTED? THAT’S AN INCREDIBLE STORY BOB. IT IS STANDARD. I’M LEAVE THEY’VE BEEN FRIENDS FOR ABOUT 30 YEARS. 1 IS THE OTHER HAIR DRESSER AND

1 DAY ABOUT 6 YEARS AGO. THEY HAD A CONVERSATION THAT TURNED OUT TO BE LIFE CHANGING. FOR BOTH COURSE OF 1 OF MY HERE APPOINTMENTS WE WERE TALKING NOTHING UNUSUAL UNTIL CATHERINE. JAMIESON COMPITED IN OUR CLIENT AND FRIENDLY SAID.

YOU SAID THAT SHE NEEDED A KID. I WENT TESTED AND WE FOUND OUT THAT. I WAS BASICALLY A PERFECT MATCH FOR HER. WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION? RELEASES SAID. I WANT TO BE YOUR DONOR. CHARGE GRATITUDE YOU SEE. CATHERINE HAD AN INHERITED

DISORDER KNOWN AS POLICE IS TO KIDNEY DISEASE OR PKD. IT’S NOT CANCER, BUT OVER TIME IT CAUSES FLUID FILLED SACKS TO GROW ON. YOUR KIDNEYS AND CAN CAUSE THEM TO FAIL. I COULDN’T BELIEVE THIS BEAUTIFUL WOMEN WITH 2 LITTLE

BOYS ARE A GREAT JOB. WOULD SACRIFICE LISA DIDN’T HESITATE MY TRANSPLANT WAS FEBRUARY 25TH 5 YEARS AGO. WHEN I SAW HER THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY AND EVEN THE DAY OF SURGERY. SHE WAS INCREDIBLY FRAIL AND THEN.

I GOT TO SEE HER AFTER. I WAS JUST CHARGING WHAT A DIFFERENCE. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. A FEW DAYS MATES, YOU KNOW? SHE JUST GOT UP ME WHAT? I JUST FOCUSING ON THE 1 THING. I WANT TO DO.

I WANT TO RUN AGAIN WITHIN 9 MONTHS. CATHERINE WAS RUNNING UP TO 5 MILES. 5 YEARS LATER, SHE HAS BECOME A MAJOR ADVOCATE FOR LIVE KIDNEY DONATIONS. YOU CAN’T GIVE A GIFT LIKE THAT. IN THAT

TELL THE WORLD ABOUT IT LIKE. HOPE IS SO MANY GIVES YOU A LIFE. HOW DO YOU PAY THAT? ALL YOU CAN DO IS SPREAD THE WORLD THOUGHT ABOUT IT. IF YOU HAVEN’T THOUGHT ABOUT IT, AT LEAST GET SOME EDUCATION

ON IT. AND UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU COULD POSSIBLY SAVE SOMEBODY’S LIFE. THAT IS SO TRUE. LISA WILL TELL YOU RECOVERY TOOK SOME TIME. BUT SHE SAYS SHE WOULD DO IT 8000 TIMES OVER TO AMAZING FROM A FRIEND.

WITH THAT HERE COULD. I SAID BECAUSE ABOUT THE KID ALL JOKES ASIDE. WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME LIKE? WELL, IT WASN’T YOU KNOW AWESOME YOU KNOW FOR THE DONOR? IT’S ABOUT 4 TO 6 WEEKS. LISA DID NOT MIND IT ALL IN THE

UP TO 6 MONTHS BEFORE. YOU FEEL NORMAL AND THAT WAS PRETTY MUCH. THE CASE FOR LISA, SO I MEAN IT WASN’T BAD IN LIKE. I SAID SHE WOULD DO IT AGAIN. SHE SAVED HER FRIEND’S LIFE. THAT’S INCREDIBLE. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT THE

PEOPLE WERE THINKING ABOUT DONATING NEED TO BE AWARE OF? BEFORE THEY DO THIS AND YOU KNOW CERTAIN CONDITIONS THAT MIGHT LIMIT YOU FROM DONATING. WELL, I MEAN, IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN DONATING, WE DO HAVE A LINK.

TO THAT WEBSITE, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE HEALTHY. YOU NEED TO BE. I BELIEVE UNDER $60 AND THEY WOULD. YOU KNOW, THEY PREFER A LIVING DONOR OVER A CADAVER DONOR BECAUSE THEY USUALLY. TAKE RIGHT AWAY IN THE LAST

LONGER. ABOUT 15 TO 20 YEARS COMPARED TO 10 TO 15 INCREDIBLE AND THANK YOU LISTEN CATHERINE


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