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Username: Lifeforever

Post Number: 1
Registered: 01-2011
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 06:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

My close friend is suffering badly from CKD.He`s been on the waiting list since 2008,and by the time he`s rather far from the top...Some time ago he quite by chance got in touch with a kidney broker who offered to arrange for my friend about both the kidney transplant and the operation--somewhere in India,all for a very reasonable price.So I wonder what is your opinion?Should my dear friend really get rid of the trouble this way?
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Username: Gregg

Post Number: 4463
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 12:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

1) The term "kidney broker" is very bothersome to me. You hear all kinds of horror stories about how some kidneys are procured in foreign lands. How would you know for real where the kidney was coming from? Provided you could get a truthful and good answer for this, then:
2) I really don't know what the success rate is overseas and I would want to know about that.
3) I would also think that I could come up with many other questions to ask before I would even consider doing something like that.

Overall, I would have to advise against something like this. It is not that I would not like for your friend to have a kidney, but I would like to see him have a chance at a kidney that was not troublesome and I think that anytime you start talking about paying money for an organ, you are looking for trouble. Just my opinion.
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Username: Lifeforever

Post Number: 2
Registered: 01-2011
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 12:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Thank you so much,CiscoKidney07,for expressing your thoughts!The point is that we`ve learnt some additional information of the above broker or middleman and found that he`s already helped several persons out of the trouble with getting the transplant.None of the recipients is running any serious complications.Which means the guy doesn`t take money for nothing.
As for the kidneys` origin,we were told that "the donors sure stay alive and honestly paid".We are to swallow that...We were also explained that the clinic is equipped up to the mark and the surgeons` skill is not worse than that of their Western colleagues.We`ve raised the money needed,so this "undertaking" is about to start.
Username: 2ndchance

Post Number: 4
Registered: 04-2011
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 11:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

I am 10 years post transplant with a cadaveric (deceased donor) kidney and my last creatinine was 1.0. I have had no problems with it to date. Live donor is not the only choice. I offer your friend my best wishes in all.

I'm in Spokane Washington, K/P transplant in 1991, came home on 9/11, and I've been having an urge to offer encouragement to other on dialysis and considering transplantation. I've been though a lot on dialysis and transplantation and my end result has been unbelievable.
Username: Briancurran01

Post Number: 199
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2011 - 04:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

that is messed up. go buy a kidney instead of waiting like other people without those resources.

that is bs
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Username: Ssbauer

Post Number: 17
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 07, 2011 - 09:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

You did not state where your friend is or where the friend has been listed since 2008. I feel that there is a very good reason that this friend has not received a kidney during that time. Kidneys are the most frequently transplanted organ and I would rely on the sound judgement of the transplant center where your friend is listed rather than go to an unknown source for a kidney in an unknown condition at some unknown location.,

Best wished to you and your friend.
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