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Martha Gershun and John D., MD Lantos

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781501755439

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501755439.001.0001

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The Endgame

The Endgame


(p.79) 9 The Endgame
Kidney to Share

Martha Gershun

John D. Lantos

Cornell University Press

This chapter begins with detailing the author's final results following her three-day grueling tests for glucose tolerance, psychological screening, kidney function, EKG, and a chest X-ray. The author found out that there was an issue with her blood pressure. It then outlines the four available choices she could take: to end the process, to lose some weight and reduce salt intake and retest in a few months, to start on a very low dose of antihypertensive medication and retest in two weeks, and finally, to take her current results to the Transplant Selection Committee and hope for the best. Ultimately, the chapter presents an alternative plan, to become part of the Kidney Paired Donation program, if the new blood tests ruled the author unable to donate directly to the intended recipient.

Keywords:   glucose tolerance test, kidney function test, blood pressure, EKG, Transplant Selection Committee, Kidney Paired Donation program

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