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TRANSPLANT TEAM(5 posts)

TRANSPLANT TEAMtexan
Jan 20, 2003 9:05 AM
I am 22 years old and have a kidney transplant, and a survivor of Bacterial Meningitus. I started riding 4 months after the surgery and have been riding for 16 months now and had my transplant now for 20 months. I was wondering if there are any other Transplant recipients out there that might want to help me start a Transplant Recipient Riding Team. I have already signed up for a 180 mile benefit ride for Multiple Sclerosis from Houston to Austin and was hoping to find some people to maybe in the Houston area, or anywhere really. Bicycle riding is a good sport for transplant recipients. By starting a team like this we could show new transplant patients that after the surgery it is good to keep active and not gain 50lbs in the first year. I ride both road and mtn and will probabally start racing in the spring. i am at step one and don't really know the first thing on starting a bike team, any help would help, and i need some help. so please help if you can
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Here is good place to start.........Dave Hickey
Jan 20, 2003 12:20 PM
http://www.kidneytx.org/games.htm
Questions about transplantsKristin
Jan 20, 2003 12:45 PM
Does anyone know where I can go to get info on how my state (Illinios) handles transplants? I know several doctors who all tell jokes around the dinner table about tossing those donated organs around their room in anatomy class. Its really the only reason I haven't checked the donor box on my license yet. I'm getting my new license next month and I thought I should make another attempt to get this info (the last time, 1996, I had no luck.)

Just because I donate my organs doesn't mean they're going to save someones life. My kidneys my just become some 2nd year med students kickball practice. No thanks, feed me to the worms please.
Questions about transplantstexan
Jan 20, 2003 9:42 PM
I got mine from a living donor, which is the only way to go, getting one (a kidney) from a dead person wouldn't last as long as sone from a living person, and who cares what happens to you after you die, your dead, nothing matters anyways when your dead
Here is good place to start.........texan
Jan 20, 2003 9:44 PM
thx alot