I forgot to mention the person to call to find out if you are a good match for my dad!
And let me stress again....this would be at NO COST TO YOU!
My dad's insurance covers him and the donor in a transplant situation. All of your testing, before and after surgery care, food, lodging...all of that is covered by his insurance. I do not think that it will compensate your wages lost from work though. That is something you'd have to pray about to know what is right for you and your family.
This is a HUGE thing. I know that. But, I also know that both you and my dad will be greatly blessed. Mayo Clinic has a great support team. You will have a donation advocate who will make sure you know all the facts and will get you all the information you need to help you in your decision process.
The point is to be TESTED....find out if you are a match and THEN decide if donating part of your liver is something you feel is right to do.
Again... whether you decided to donate or not...you will not have to pay for anything. Really. If you just want a thorough medical evaluation and a trip to AZ...for free...I'd say go for it! The more people who are tested...the greater the chance is of finding a donor for my dad!
Here is the person to call!
Kathy: 480-342-1010 or 1-800-344-6296
Another little update on my dad. He had an MRI today. Also. The doctor told them that these polyps in his throat are caused by bad blood flow due to the fact that the poor guys liver doesn't work right! If they burst, he will bleed to death. SO...tomorrow he will go in and have a procedure done that will stop the blood flow to those polyps.
Keep those prayers coming!