Information to Prospective Live Donors

This is the forum for the Kidney Patient Guide. We welcome feedback about the site and any information that may be of use or interest to other visitors.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This forum is not for queries that would otherwise be addressed to a doctor. If you have a question about your condition or treatment please consult your renal unit or doctor. We do not have any editorial or medical resources to answer individual queries.

Moderator: administrator

Information to Prospective Live Donors

Postby tibs47 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:29 pm

This is my first post. My son is also a member of this forum. Three years ago I had the fortune to be able to donate a kidney to my son. I am happy to answer truthfully any question that prospective donors may have about the workup, the operation, and how I have been both physically and mentally since the surgery. I cannot and will not answer any questions about my son as he can answer for himself. I hope that I can be of help to someone. Tibs47
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:36 pm

Re: Information to Prospective Live Donors

Postby AmandaClare » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:04 am

I assume you're father and donor of our Tibbs? Good to hear from you. I followed his long and very bumpy transplant journey on here, and was obviously delighted at the eventual positive outcome.

Alports Syndrome
Dialysis 1986, aged 14
Transplant 1988, still going strong!
Baby boy 2010
Posts: 651
Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:58 pm
Location: London

Re: Information to Prospective Live Donors

Postby rheaybou » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:18 pm

I would guess Tibbs farther/donor also.

His transplant thread is the one I will always point potential recipients on here to as its a well documented journey from start to end, including all the little and not so little issues people face post TX.

Hope you are doing well Mr Tibbs, my donor is just over three years out and in good health.
Now 35 with Alports and I had my first kidney-versary 18th feb 2013....I hope to have many more.

My living donor and his family are doing all well.

Posts: 1367
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:04 am
Location: Doncaster

Re: Information to Prospective Live Donors

Postby tibs47 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:15 pm

Hi both,

You are right. I haven't actually read his posts believe it or not! I am 68 years old now so was 65 when the transplant. Generally I am in very good health. I go to the gym every other day. Walk over 2 miles almost every day. Play lawn bowls as often as I can especially in the summer. Had some issues in the work up prior to the transplant due to my age, so think that I can cover most issues that potential donors will face.

Wishing you all the best,

Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:36 pm

Return to The KPG Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 21 guests