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Olsen mentioned donations can be matched by “chain” of people donating to others till an identical donor is discovered for Leslie.
The Olsens are working by Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Middle in Portland. Transplants are additionally executed at OHSU.
Potential donors can go surfing to study extra in regards to the course of, however it begins with some blood assessments and a medical screening.
“A donor doesn’t should be residing right here,” Sandi Olsen mentioned. “Most individuals have two kidneys and we solely want one. Share the spare is our new motto.”
Olsen mentioned a donor will spend about two days in a hospital and totally recuperate inside a month.
They bear no expense for the process and so they might be reimbursed for his or her day off work in addition to journey bills.
As soon as Leslie went on the transplant listing, they despatched out greater than 300 emails to household and pals.
In accordance with info offered by Legacy Well being, transplant sufferers stay twice so long as those that keep on dialysis and greater than 97% of transplant sufferers are alive one 12 months after surgical procedure and 93% after three years.
There are nearly 700 sufferers ready for a kidney in Oregon and nearly 95,000 ready nationwide. Each 10 minutes one other individual is added to the ready listing.
Nearly 50% of sufferers who obtained a deceased donor transplant at Legacy Well being within the final 12 months needed to wait greater than 5 years.
Whereas she waits, Olsen will proceed to look at NFL soccer, rooting for her Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers.
“I’m OK with all of this, however I’m somewhat overwhelmed,” Leslie mentioned.
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