My name is maria. I love life. I love learning new things.I love walks on the beach. I love my family. I was diagnosed with Liver failure september 2021. i did not realize how sick i was until i was admitted to the emergency rm. i have been told by my doctors that my best chance at getting back to being a healthier me and survival of this disease is a liver transplant. finding a compatible living donor is my hope. i am hanging in there, and thankful i have been given this chance to find one. i believe i have so much more to live for. God bless you all for reading and considering this
i was diagnosed with liver failure sept.2021. it has affected my life. i miss going for long walks/jogs on the beach. i miss the nice hair i used to have,as much of it has fallen out. i have to be careful what i eat. i want to get better so i can function at a normal job again. i miss going on little vacation trips with my daughters.
A liver transplant would mean everything to me right now. i want to live.
Please let others know as well, that i am looking for a living donor. Please share my story . Anyone interested in helping me can confidentially start the donation process. You can call 866-925-3897 , Yale New Haven Transplantation Center, Center for Living Donors. Totally Confidential. Thank-you.
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Maria Migoya's Transplant Center. Begin by completing the donor questionnaire
Liver transplantation has been a successful treatment and standard of care for end-stage liver disease since the early 1980s.
Technical advancements in liver surgery, as well as the liver's tremendous ability to regenerate, have made living donor liver transplantation a life-saving reality.
There are currently 120,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in the U.S. Of these, 15,000 await liver transplants.
Although more than 6,000 liver transplants were performed last year, over 1,700 patients died while waiting on the list.
Deceased donor livers are allocated to patients based on how sick they are, determined by their MELD score, where sicker patients receive priority.
Living donation offers patients the option of transplant before they get very sick--regardless of MELD score--significantly decreasing the time they wait for a liver.
Living donation not only saves the life of the recipient; it also frees up a liver for a patient on the waiting list who does not have that option.
The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) and Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) are numerical, objective scales that allocate available livers to the sickest patients. Patients move up the list as their scores increase.
The first living donor liver transplant took place in 1988. Since then, living donors have continued giving the gift of life and making a difference.
When a recipient has a living donor, the wait time for transplant is shorter and the transplant can be scheduled in advanced when the recipient is in good health and when it is convenient for both the donor and the recipient.
Financial burdens shouldn’t prevent the gift of life. The National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC) can offer financial support for living donor travel expenses.
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