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Attitudes & Society: Organs Do Not See Color, Why Should You? Organ Donations and the Truth

Organ donations/transplants are something my family is very familiar with. My father was born with a kidney the size of a pea. He had 3 transplants as a teen and finally the last one took. It was from his brother and has lasted over 35 years. In 2015, his kidney started to shut down and we almost lost him. They were able to place a stint as well as a uretertube to keep the kidney draining nomally. We have been told that his kidney is one of the longest living transplants Barns Jewish Hospital has ever seen.

The point of this lesson is to teach that we are All One, and the difference is in our DNA, not skin pigmentation. The reason there are Wheat and Tares is because hasatan came down and mixed his DNA with Yahuah's Creation. We will learn about transplant process, proceedure for screening and how color doesn't always matter.

Donor Facts:

1. At this moment, more than 123,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ. One more person is added to the national waiting list every 12 minutes.

2. Each of these people is in desperate need of a kidney, liver, heart, or other organ. More than 6,500 people a year -- about 21 a day -- die before that organ ever becomes available.

3. Most of the organs that are available come from deceased donors. When you fill out an organ donor card with your driver's license, you're agreeing to donate all or some of your organs if you die.

4. A smaller number of organs come from healthy people. More than 6,000 transplants from living donors are performed each year.

5. For organ donation after death, a medical assessment will be done to determine what organs can be donated. Certain conditions, such as having HIV, actively spreading cancer, or severe infection would exclude organ donation.

Having a serious condition like cancer, HIV, diabetes, kidney disease, or heart disease can prevent you from donating as a living donor.

6. It's easier to transplant an organ if the donor and recipient are a good match. The transplant team will put you through a series of tests to determine whether your blood and tissue types are compatible with the recipient's.

Who needs organ donations? (According to Department of Health and Human Services)

African Americans have higher rates of diabetes and high blood pressure than Caucasians, increasing the risk of organ failure. African Americans make up 13% of the population, 34% of those waiting for a kidney, and 25% of those waiting for a heart.

The Matching Process

When matching organs from deceased donors to patients on the waiting list, many of the factors taken into consideration are the same for all organs. These usually include:

  • Blood type

  • Body size

  • Severity of patient's medical condition

  • Distance between the donor's hospital and the patient's hospital

  • The patient's waiting time

  • Whether the patient is available (for example, whether the patient can be contacted and has no current infection or other temporary reason that transplant cannot take place)

The Matching Process Is Color Blind

For each organ that becomes available, the computer program generates a list of potential recipients ranked according to objective criteria (i.e. blood type, tissue type, size of the organ, medical urgency of the patient, time on the waiting list, and distance between donor and recipient). Each organ has its own specific criteria. Ethnicity, gender, religion, and financial status are not part of the computer matching system.

Blood Type Compatibility Chart

1. Donate To

  • Blood Type: O Can Donate to: AB ,A ,B, O

  • Blood Type: A Can Donate to: A, AB (O)

  • Blood Type: B Can Donate to: B or AB

  • Blood Type: AB Can Donate to: AB

2. Receive From

  • Blood Type: O Can Receive From: O (A)

  • Blood Type: A Can Receive from: A or O

  • Blood Type: B Can Receive from: B or O

  • Blood Type: AB Can Receive from: A, B, AB, or O

  • (Blood Type O is the Universal Donor: donors with O blood are compatible with any other blood type) (Blood Type AB is the Universal Recipient: recipients with AB blood are compatible with any other blood type) * Recently, it has been discovered that some donors with blood type A may donate to a blood type O recipient. Person with blood type A or AB and someone with blood type B may donate to a person with B or AB. A person with blood type AB may only donate to an individual who has that same blood type.

Kidney Matching

1. PRA's:

When it comes to pursuing a kidney transplant most people are thinking about finding a compatible donor. They don’t realize that there is a test you need to take that will determine how easy ordifficult it will be to find that compatible person. The test is called PRA.

  • PRA’s, panel reactive antibodies is a blood test that measures the level of antibodies in the recipients blood. The more antibiodies you have, the more difficult it will be to find a compatible donor. A person's PRA can be anywhere from 0% to 99%.

  • Your PRA represents the percent of the U.S. population that the antibodies in your blood would react to and reject the kidney. For example,having a PRA of 25 means that 25% of the population will not be able to donate a kidney to you. The antibodies present in your blood would attack the transplanted kidney and can cause immediate rejection.

  • About 20% of the people who need a kidney transplant have high PRA’s. Simply stated, having a high PRA will significantly limit the number of people that will be able to donate to you. You can develop high PRA’s from a blood transfusion, an earlier transplant or for some women, from being pregnant.

2. Cross Matching

Cross matching is a very sensitive and final test performed on a kidney donor and a particular recipient. Laboratory techniques for cross matching have been refined and now enable scientists and physicians to define how a kidney transplant recipient may respond to particular cells or proteins of the kidney donor. These refinements in testing have led to very accurate tests that were not available even a few short years ago.

Other Resources:

Organ donation


Kidney transplant Info

American Transplant foundation

Since Organs are Color Blind, Don't you think Your mind needs to be blind as well? Break free of the racial divide and Learn How to Accept People based on their Souls. Once you begin to understand everything is based on DNA and blood types, you can begin to see the Wheat and the weeds, for you will know them by their fruit, not skin tone.

Organ Donation/Reception Has No Color.

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