Sarah went to Cedars this past Friday-Monday for her clinical evaluation. This is the next "final" step in her process to surgery. First, they approve her as a donor. Then, she does her clinical where they test her mentally, physically and financially then give a Go, No Go. We begin treatment on me (the series of three treatments to lower my rejection rate) and then one final cross match blood test a week before surgery for the final Go, No Go.
So, Sarah went for her clinical eval this past week and the results went to committee on Thursday the 24th. The committee consists of all the team members from both the donor side and the recipient side. Everyone discusses the results thus far, and if anyone has a reservation and says "No", then it is over. No, appeal, no nothing.
We got the No.
The reason was given to Sarah, who told me, but as a family we are not wanting to share it. It has no bearing on Sarah at all. She has been the best through all of this and has become a permanent part of this family. We will love her forever, but it is evidently not meant to be.
So, again, we have to put out the call for new donors to be tested as a living donor.
If you have either an "O" or "A" blood type, in general good health (no history of cancer, kidney disease, high blood pressure) then you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can forward you more information about the Cedars program. It is located in Los Angeles, but we would pay any of your expenses if you are out of the area. (And those if you are are in the area, as well).
I am still wrapping my head around things. In the last 3 days, I have been through so many emotions and have yet to settle on my final reaction.
At this point, I would just have to ask that you be praying for Sarah. She is devastated about this whole outcome. If you could be praying for her, I would be indebted to you guys. Thank you, so so much!
Love you, Kelli