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GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – The novel coronavirus has disrupted many elements of life, each large-scale and minute. For one Greenville County educator, that meant his deliberate kidney transplant was additionally placed on maintain.
Earlier in Could, we instructed you about Hamilton Parks, the center faculty assistant director at Christ Church Church Episcopal College. He is wanted a brand new kidney since 2017, and eventually matched with a residing donor in February 2020. Parks tells us earlier than his surgical procedure was cancelled, all appeared to be lining up. His final appointment was the identical day class was cancelled for COVID-19.
Nonetheless, the March afternoon he went to MUSC in Charleston for pre-op, Parks discovered MUSC suspended dwell donor kidney transplants as a result of the hospital did not have widespread COVID-19 testing. He needed to stay on every day dialysis to remain wholesome till a transplant may occur.
However three days after disappointment got here a brand new window of alternative. MUSC instructed him they discovered a distinct donation that may be a greater match, and on Could 7, Parks’ transplant journey got here to a detailed. He tells us he is nonetheless therapeutic, however feeling nice nonetheless.
You may have a look at our earlier protection of Hamilton Parks’ story right here:
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