To start with. I'm Jesse's Dad. Jesse and I have a lot in common. We enjoy music, guitar playing. And when we get the opportunity jamming together. We also have a passion for Nature, exploring and an interest in History. Jesse is a kind, caring person. He has become a strong willed and determined individual. Always there to assist family and friends. He has good morals. And I respect and also Love him for that.
Jessie effects of liver failure, has been an eye opener for him. His determination of fighting back to combat this disease. Has been an incredible journey. With having a positive outlook. Resulting in uniting with his son is # 1. Sports and recreation. Traveling. Riding his vintange motorcycle's. Most important. His ability to do this alcohol free.
To continue having a nomal, healthy life.
Jessie is precious to me. I urge family and friends to share his story. And support his efforts. To see Jessie so determined to overcome this ailment warms my heart. I have every reason to think he will. Because of his positive attitude.
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Jesse Alson'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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