Minneapolis, MN - Orthodox Jerusalem Girl Stuck In Minnesota Desperately Seeks "Living" Kidney Donor
Minneapolis, MN - Stuck in what her doctors are calling an “urgent window,” a 15 year-old Israeli girl remains in Minnesota after a potential “living” donor for her much needed kidney transplant was disqualified at the last minute.
KARE 11 (http://kare11.tv/10mhmYz) is reporting that 15 year-old Sara Zalaznik and her mother, Dassi, flew to Minnesota from Israel last week with what doctors initially thought was a suitable donor, only to have the donor disqualified for compatibility reasons during surgery prep.
Due to her rare disease, a kidney transplant for Sara requires a “living” donor, more specifically a healthy man or woman with blood types A or O, no chronic kidney, liver of lung diseases, and between the ages of 18 and 40.
Now Sara and her mother Dassi are stuck in Minnesota, where doctors are cautioning against starting Sara on dialysis because it will “weaken” her body, making it more difficult to “accept” a new kidney.
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