Recently I found out from a cousin that a 7yo daughter of her friends requires a kidney transplant and it is unlikely that her parents will be a match. Since so far we share the same blood type (I know it's a lot more involved than that) I was willing to go through the testing to see if I am a viable match. As a mother it is very important that if I have the ability to save another parent's baby, that I do what I can. She won't be able to have the transplant for at least 6months, and of course I'll have to be tested. I am wondering however if there are foods that I should avoid or eat more of (until I speak to my own doctor) that will be better for me and my healing and overall health in the event that I am a donor match.View Thread
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