By writer to www.saanichnews.com
The Cowichan Valley’s Paula Charlie wants a brand new kidney.
The 44-year-old was recognized in 2017 with ANCA vasculitis through which the capillaries within the glomeruli, that are the filtering items within the kidneys, swell.
This impedes kidney operate, and might result in kidney failure.
Charlie mentioned she was residing a traditional life till in the future in 2017 when she awoke with what she thought was a flu.
However the signs continued and when she was lastly assessed by medical professionals, she was recognized with ANCA vasculitis.
Charlie mentioned she was on dialysis and chemotherapy for a 12 months, and was pretty steady for the subsequent two years, however now she is in stage 5 kidney failure and is in determined want of a kidney alternative.
An individual can stay a reasonably full and regular life with only one kidney.
“If my kidneys fail and I don’t have one other one to switch them with, I must be placed on a dialysis machine for at the least a few hours day by day till I get a brand new kidney, and the prognosis is just not good if one other kidney is just not discovered,” Charlie mentioned.
“I’m not listed with any company for a brand new kidney presently, and Island Well being has instructed me to first test and see if there are any relations or associates who would come ahead to be examined to see if they’re a match.”
Charlie mentioned she has despatched out messages on social media to household and associates and she or he is hoping a lot of them could be prepared to be examined to find out if they’re a match. She can be placing the phrase out to the group at giant.
“I made a decision I higher be as ready as I can, and am hoping for the most effective of luck,” mentioned Charlie, who’s blood kind O-positive.
“If anybody comes ahead, they’d be requested to go for blood work and a test on their general bodily well being. In the event that they present promise, they’d be requested to do extra testing.”
Charlie can contacted at 250-732-7139, or electronic mail at email@example.com.
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