Well iam gonna start this off by saying iam edwards sister he is my older brother my name is Maryjane , well Edward is the most important person in my life besides my kids he a great uncle great uncle great friend to all who know him Edward has a great heart and is in a beautiful relationship with his girlfriend of many yrs . Just a great guy and someone I love so very much . What iam saying Edward is just a great person and someone you would love to know and I admire how much he cares about his family and love ones .
Yes he just can’t do long activities with out getting tired , he has to watch everything he eats , he missed out on a few things in the beginning and it was hard to see because of liver issues it took alot out of him as it does still.
This transplant would mean to Edward , a chance to live! To be here with he loves ones to have quality of life to do things he can’t right know he is the oldest brother we have a younger brother and my self our parents both passed away unexpectedly so to have a transplants for Edward he can be here with his family and enjoy he life again .
Iam helping Edward look for a living donor iam asking any friends out there to plz share this so can start a living donor evaluation thank you
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Edward Fazekas'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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