A 2 timer kidney transplant both deceased donors

A 2 timer kidney transplant both deceased donors

Hi All! I am new here. I live in the SF Bay area. My first transplant at the Univ. of MN by Dr. John Najarian and my 2nd transplant at UCSF by Dr. Freeze. I have had 2 kidney transplants both of them from deceased donors. My first transplant was in 1978 and it lasted about 25 years and my second transplant was in 2001...perfect match 6/6 also from a deceased donor, still going strong! I take Cellcept, Prograf and still on prednisone throughout both transplants.

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  • Welcome and congratulations on your successful transplants. You must take very good care of those gifts!

  • HelloKidneytx2!

    Bravo that your first tx lasted that long and extra Bravo that your 2nd is still going strong after what appears to be 16 years! You're in inspiration to us all - and your picture is beautiful! Please stay engaged on this platform, as many will be inspired by your story. Stay well and connected! Cheers for now!

  • There have been times that I was not sure if it would last. I moved to memphis tn for 4 months and moved back to the sf east bay because I could not get my insurance right. Actually everything with my transplant meds were not being covered! Thank God for UCSF who immediately stepped up and got a voucher to cvs so I could get my meds. WALGREENS who I used for 2 decades could not figure out why I was not being covered and just basically never followed through. Anyone out there who has found success with transplant meds...I heard costco is great.

  • Fantastic!

    Keep up the good work!

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