Good news!!! My donor will undergo testing at UNC from September 21st-23rd and we will wait for those results. I will undergo some testing after she finishes. Once I'm finish UNC Chapel Hill will schedule me for my surgery. Praise God.
Feb 18, 2015
If you want to be a living donor for Al Ferguson; please read and contact:
Amy Woodard, RN, BSN, CNN, CCTC Living Donor Coordinator Lead Kidney Coordinator Phone: (919) 966-3079 Fax: (919) 843-0888
Living Donors The decision to become a living kidney donor is a selfless act of love that may provide life-saving help for a sick family member or loved one. It's also a decision that requires very serious consideration and one that must be voluntary, without undue pressure from others to make this potentially life-altering step. In the vast majority of cases, kidney donors will go on to live perfectly normal lives with their one remaining kidney. Even so, there are risks with every surgery, and UNC goes to extraordinary lengths to be as certain as possible that our living donors' lives will not be negatively affected. At UNC, our first goal is to protect the donor. You'll be given a thorough medical exam, both to make certain the match is compatible, and to ensure you have no health concerns that might put your own life in danger. In addition, you'll meet with both a social worker and psychologist to be sure that any questions or concerns you have about living donation are answered, and that you're aware of the various risks associated with their decision. We'll make certain, too, that you're well prepared for the days and weeks after surgery, and that you have an adequate support system to help you after you return home. Every potential donor also meets with our kidney transplant financial coordinator to discuss any possible costs you may incur. At UNC, the vast majority of living donors have their kidney removed through a minimally invasive procedure known as laparoscopy, which is performed though very small incisions in the abdomen. Our surgeons were the first in North Carolina to perform this innovative procedure, which reduces recovery time, scarring, and post-operative pain for altruistic kidney donors.
Next Steps If you have questions or are interested in donation, please contact our donor coordinator: Amy Woodard, RN, BSN, CNN, CCTC Living Donor Coordinator Lead Kidney Coordinator Phone: (919) 966-3079 Fax: (919) 843-0888
Jan 26, 2015
Hello Donors and friends I wanted to do an update on whats happening. UNC still doing testing and getting me ready for a donor and getting on the transplant list. We thank those that donated and...
Dec 10, 2014
Hi Donors/Family, My name is Alfonso Ferguson Sr. and I've been informed that my kidneys have failed. My doctors have informed me that I need a kidney transplant and I'm working with UNC Chapel...