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40ish and beyond... 40ish and beyond...

 I was talking to my mom a few days ago about this and she and I were on the same page and thought I would ask you all..

If a family member (other than your siblings or parents) needed a transplant would you go get tested?

Here is the story; my second cousin is diabetic and they found a tumor on his kidney and had to remove it. I told my mom that if it came down to it and he needed a kidney I would go and be tested.. I know he has brothers and closer relatives but I felt it was the right thing to do.. My mom agreed and said if hers wasn't so bad she would do the same thing..

I know most of you didn't know one of our sisters that passed away last year but Connie's SIL was in a fire and I offered to be tested to give her skin grafts when they were looking for donors (Gladys passed away from her injuries).

Would you be tested if the situations came up?

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by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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letstalk747
by Joyful on Jul. 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

for sure i would

lynked
by sister of the year on Jul. 22, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Absolutely, without a doubt.

Tikismom
by sister of the year on Jul. 22, 2012 at 10:21 PM

 

     Yes,I would.

caro100
by Bronze sister on Jul. 22, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Yes I would.
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kmom523
by Kaye on Jul. 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM

 I have donated blood and will do so again....but surgery and hospitals... oh my! I hope I never have to consider it for a family member or friend, I don't do so well in hospitals (big phobia). But if it ever came down to it I hope and prayer that I would have the courage to be tested and help out, but honestly with my fear of hospitals I really don't know if I would. Doesn't feel to good to put myself on the scaredy cat side of things :( sorry people.

huskerkitty
by Sister on Jul. 22, 2012 at 11:37 PM
I would.
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Jazzdoll
by Sister on Jul. 23, 2012 at 11:15 AM

yes.

secondcup5
by Proud Canuck on Jul. 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM

 No question a definite YES!

LLICE
by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 8:04 PM
If they'd take anything I would. I'm a 2x breast cancer survivor & have required transfusions & a marrow transplant. My niece died of complications with her transplant (Graft vs. Host disease) after a 3 year battle with Leukemia. I'm more than willing to donate but can't due to medical history. It makes me sad, there is such a tremendous need of blood, etc. out there!
karen704
by Bronze sister on Jul. 23, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Yep

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