GFR = LIFE

 

    Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Chris and this is me at Stage 3 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease). In December of 2017 my diagnoses increased to Stage 4, I was told by my doctor that I would need to begin looking for a transplant as complete organ failure would be soon to come. 

This is not easy for me to say nor share (publicly) as I am usually a very private person. However this situation calls for me to be outside my comfort zone and share my story (and information) with others.

 

    I've created this site to help me spread the message of my need for a transplant, so you will see a lot of post about my personal life and challenges that I am facing. The site will also feature information about being a donor and Renal failure in general, for those of you that would like to find out more about the subject. So come along with me on my journey and feel free to drop me a line.

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September 7, 2018

PRA or cPRA stands for [calculated] Panel Reactive Antibodies, and unless you hold a medical degree that probably just sound like "mumbo jumbo".  So what is PRA/cPRA? 

 In a Panel Reactive Antibody (PRA) test a lab tech will test (or combine) the antibodies found i...

August 19, 2018

With 114,000 people waiting for a kidney transplant (April 2018), it got me wondering; when was the first kidney transplant? It may be hard to believe but the first kidney transplant was 85 years ago! Though it would be many years later for the first successful transpl...

June 14, 2018

When confronted with the idea of being a living Kidney donor, I've learned people have sometimes received misinformation or afraid that certain things may happen to them if they do donate a kidney. Here, I would like to dispel some of those myths that float around.

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May 27, 2018

The two forms of kidney transplant are cadaver (a deceased organ donor) and living kidney donation. Each of these come with their own process and benefits/cons, we'll take a look at these forms of transplantation in this post.

Getting a cadaver Kidney: As mentioned thes...

May 22, 2018

Today I had my annual Transplant check-up, which is actually more like a reassessment. I say it is a reassessment due to the process you actually under go. My appointment was at 8a.m. and lasted till 5p.m., a very long and tiring day for sure.

The process combines many...

May 19, 2018

In general antibodies are a good thing but when it comes to transplants that is not always the case.

Our immune system pumping out anti-bodies helps us against contagions such as bacteria and viruses (Like the cold and other pathogens). However certain anti-bodies also...

May 7, 2018

Following my post about the transplant list, I thought it best to go into some detail on how the list actually works. The transplant list is actually set-up on a tier based system. 

 An organ is only viable for transplantation for about 70 hrs after the person has passe...

April 22, 2018

In another post I briefly touched on the issue of the transplant list. I hope to shed more light and help people better understand what the transplant list is within this post.

 My first day I tried to gather more people for the campaign I was going to launch (may have...

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WHERE I CALL HOME

Hattiesburg, MS, USA

The Ochsner Health Care Facility that I am a patient of can be reached at: (504) 842-3925

  • All that is needed is a mention of the reason you are calling and my name, Christopher Milhas

 
 
 

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