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Greenville County, SC (FOX Carolina) — Hamilton Parks has been ready for the day his life will return to regular, however a brand new regular, introduced on by Covid-19 paused these plans.
“Earlier than I obtained that calling saying it was cancelled, all people appeared very assured that it was going to occur,” Center College Assistant Director for Christ Church Episcopal College Hamilton Parks mentioned.
Parks discovered he wanted a brand new kidney in 2017 and his title went on the donor checklist. In February, he discovered he matched with a residing donor and medical doctors scheduled the transplant for the next month at MUSC.
Parks made the journey to Charleston for his final appointment earlier than surgical procedure the identical day faculty was cancelled resulting from Covid-19.
“I really went to MUSC for my pre-op appointment that day so it was getting actually shut,” Parks mentioned.
Later that day Parks discovered some devastating information.
“I obtained a name about 4:00 within the afternoon saying that the surgical procedure wasn’t going to occur,” Parks mentioned.
MUSC quickly suspended reside donor kidney transplants in mid-March as a result of the hospital didn’t have widespread Covid-19 testing accessible for residing donors.
Parks is among the many sufferers counting on every day dialysis to remain wholesome till transplants fully resume.
“MUSC was fairly assured of it taking place so after they referred to as they have been disenchanted,” Parks mentioned, “I used to be disenchanted, however far more disenchanted then than I’m now.”
Parks kidney transplant has not been rescheduled at this level.
Discover out extra concerning the residing donor program: https://muschealth.org/medical-services/transplant/living-donation
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