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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Via Internet

Are You Male or Female?


Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?

Kidney failure

Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Imuran, Prednisone, Labetalol, Norvasc Liquid Calcium, B12

How many years have you had your Transplant for?


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I like reading others' stories related to their illness, and sharing info if I believe it can be helpful

Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?

N.E. Deaconess, MA (now defunct - merged with another hospital) performed my transplant; however the nephrologists and urologists were/are still affiliated with Lahey Clinic where I continue to be an outpatient.

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

My transplant changed my life through the everyday challenges I was faced with and had to overcome.

Share whatever information you want us to know about you

In my opinion, the subject of kidney disease and organ donation is topical these days! With 41 years of a successful unrelated donor kidney transplant, I recently published a book. It was written as a useful support resource, and to inspire the general reader and it's intended target audience - those living with kidney disease or failure, on dialysis, awaiting a transplant or perhaps, recently having received a transplant from a living or non-living donor. It's tells about loosing my kidneys to an antibiotic, the challenges and obstacles I faced along the way and of my success over health, and having another chance at life. My story shows that no matter what you are going through, there is someone whose situation is worse and encourages you to NEVER give up.

Share your interests and hobbies

Crafts, laboratory science, board games

What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country

Orlando, FL

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  • Hi Patsy

    Thank you. Your story seems interesting and I would like to know more about your book and how you maintained your transplant for 41 years. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanking you

  • Hi Patsy

    What is the name of your book? Thank you so much for joining us.

  • Welcome Patsy to Transplant Friends!  Perhaps you might post a "Discussion" to inform members as to what is the title your book and where they might read/obtain a copy.  I'd love to read it.


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