Please Help Eva Get on the Children’s Transplant List Before Her 21st Birthday!

 

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Eva’s Birthday

Please Help Eva Get on the Children’s Transplant List Before Her 21st Birthday!

Please Help Eva!

Eva is one cool young lady. She is only twenty years old. She is smart and loves to play with little kids. Eva enjoys video games, reading, computer programming, and turning every day life into a song. Eva has hopes and dreams for the future just like every young person. Several years ago however, Eva was diagnosed with lupus. By the time this diagnosis was made, Eva’s kidneys had already been badly damaged. Since her kidneys do not function properly, Eva will require a kidney transplant soon. The transplant operation and medications are very expensive. Eva needs to raise $10,000 in order to be placed on the transplant list. If she is able to raise the necessary funds before her 21st birthday, she will be placed on the Juvenile transplant list. In this case, she will likely receive her transplant years sooner than if she is placed on the adult list. None of us can afford to give the entire amount, but we can all afford to give something. A special fund has been set up at BancorpSouth to receive contributions. If there is no BancorpSouth in your area, you can mail your check, payable to “To Bring Hope”, to  BancorpSouth, PO BOX 339, ELLISVILLE, MS 39437. All donations will go directly to pay Eva’s medical expenses.  Please help any way that you can. All donations are important and appreciated.

Peritoneal Dialysis Procedure

Peritoneal dialysis is a procedure that simulates the function of the kidneys by circulating a solution of sugar and other electrolytes through the abdominal cavity.  Waste materials pass from the blood through the peritoneum, a thin membrane that surrounds the internal organs, and into the solution, which is then drained from the abdominal cavity.

Kidney transplantation is a life-extending procedure.[24] The typical patient will live 10 to 15 years longer with a kidney transplant than if kept on dialysis.[25] The increase in longevity is greater for younger patients, but even 75-year-old recipients (the oldest group for which there is data) gain an average four more years of life. People generally have more energy, a less restricted diet, and fewer complications with a kidney transplant than if they stay on conventional dialysis.
Some studies seem to suggest that the longer a patient is on dialysis before the transplant, the less time the kidney will last. It is not clear why this occurs, but it underscores the need for rapid referral to a transplant program. Ideally, a kidney transplant should be preemptive, i.e., take place before the patient begins dialysis.

At least four professional athletes have made a comeback to their sport after receiving a transplant: New Zealand rugby union player Jonah Lomu, German-Croatian Soccer Player Ivan Klasnić, and NBA basketballers Sean Elliott and Alonzo Mourning.

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