Her kidneys are failing. Why this woman isn’t counting on Ontario’s organ wait list – CBC

In 2021, over 1,000 people in Ontario, 3,000 across Canada were waiting for a kidney, stats show

Jan 23, 2023

In an effort to avoid dialysis and the province’s organ wait list, a woman from Simcoe, Ont., has taken her search for a living kidney donor to social media.

“My nephrologist said, ‘Don’t put your eggs all in one basket,'” said Christina Meyer, 50, whose kidneys are currently operating at about 20 per cent of normal ability. “I’m trying to avoid dialysis.”

Meyer moved with her husband and daughter from Woodstock, Ont., in the last year, but her medical team is still based at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), where doctors did 111 kidney transplants in 2022. Twenty-seven of them were from living donors.

“[My kidneys] started to fail around 40 and it’s just been slowly dropping ever since,” said Meyer.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/kidney-social-media-search-simcoe-ontario-1.6719175

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