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May 17, 2012

Looking for a kidney donor i'A



Salaam ya'll. So I am officially looking for a living kidney donor now. My last transplant was from a living, un-related donor so this isn't anything new for me. I am going to list the criteria below. I do ask that you live in the US or in a visa-waiver country. The initial work-up is a simple blood test to check for blood type compatibility. I am B+ so another B+ or an O+ donor is what I am looking for.

Below is a link to some common Q & A about living kidney donation. As a reminder, Allah tells us in the Qur'an (5:32) that if we save the life of one, it is as if we have saved all of mankind.

http://www.utmedicalcenter.org/departments/center-for-transplant-services/faqs/#donation

If anyone feels they would sincerely be interested in giving me the "gift of life" contact me via my blog and I'll add you to the (hopefully growing) list of those interested. I am very sick sisters and it's difficult for me to take care of my daily responsibilities.

JAK,

UofA

10 comments:

madmumof4 said...

Assalamo alaikum sister,

I have been a silent reader for some time now, and I am in awe of your positive attitude through your hardships, mashaAllah.

I was totally unaware that there is a living donor list, in uK i have heard of people donating to their families, but not to strangers. what a wonderful gift, I am not in a position to do this so all i can offer you is my du'aa that you will be bestowed this gift sometime soon inshaAllah.

Can i ask if you had kidney problems since birth/childhood or was this something acquired in later life?

"Verily, there is hardship after ease"

your sister in Islam xxxx

Umm Aaminah said...

Salaam dear sister and JAK for your dua! I have been sick since I was in my mid-teens; it is a genetic disease that was apparently "switched-on" around that time. So I was very sick from around the age of 16 up but not diagnosed til I was in my early to mid 20s. First bout of dialysis from 27 to 30, transplant, now failure and dialysis again.

My first transplant was a living non-related donor. He was actually my husband at the time. :-) Anyone can donate to anyone they like and it's just such a beautiful, selfless gift.

Ma salaama,

UofA

khanclan said...

*hug* My prayers, thoughts, well-wishes and love is with you. May Allah bring you ease and open many doors for you. I don't know you but really do wish I was there for you.

Anonymous said...

Salam sister,

May Allah give you health soon and help you to find a donor quickly inshAllah.

Take care.

Karima said...

Very striking post - I do hope everything goes well for you - thinking of you and your family at this time.

Anonymous said...

A'salammualaykum, Bismillahirahmannirrahim,
I'm muslimah from Indonesia. I'm 44 YO, good health condition, blood type B. I want to donate my kidney. Please note : I DON'T sell my kidney! I will do it because of Allah. I hope it will help your life, Insha Allah.. This is my email: essasgara@yahoo.com

Omani Princess (not Omani...yet) said...

Alhamdulilah, sis, I am so glad people offered to be tested. I thought I would but don't meet any of your requirements. If you don't find a match please let me know inshaAllah because I told the medical community over here in Oman and they have a donation system listed and even though you arne't an Omani the sisters who run it head of your plight and would like to do what they can to get you a kidney match and operation;) so if you don't find let us know:)

Umm Aaminah said...

JAK for all the kind comments and even an offer for donation! Alhamdulillah I have several people willing to be tested as of now so insha'Allah someone will match. :-) I really want my "old" life back. :-)

Ma salaama

Anonymous said...

You still looking? I live in the uk. Contact me via email n.naran@aol.com

Anonymous said...

http://fathealth.wordpress.com/2008/01/01/fat-discrimination-in-kidney-transplants/