Transplantation match

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network operates the national database of all patients in the U.S. waiting for a transplant. OPTN's computer system matches the donor's organs to potential recipients. The network has policies that regulate how donor organs are matched and allocated to patients on the waiting list. The best match for the recipient is to have 12 out of s12antigen match. (This is known as a zero mismatch.) It is possible for all 12 markers to match, even with an unrelated deceased donor organ, if the patient has a very common HLA type. ... immediately before a transplant surgery, and sometimes following transplantation. If a patient has HLA ... Sometimes doctors want to match 8 HLA markers. Other times, doctors want to match 10 markers. These are a few matching rules: Be The Match® requires that patients and donors from the Be The Match Registry® match at least 6 of 8 HLA markers. For a haploidentical (half-matched) transplant, donors match exactly half, or 5 of 10, HLA markers. You may have heard discussions about “matching” and kidney transplantation. There are actually three tests that are done to evaluate donors. They are blood type, crossmatch, and HLA testing. This blood test is the first step in the process of living donation and determines if you are compatible or a “match” to your recipient. Blood Typing A haploid-identical match is when the donor is a parent and the genetic match is at least half identical to the recipient. These transplants are rare. Unrelated bone marrow transplants (UBMT or MUD for matched unrelated donor). The genetically matched marrow or stem cells are from an unrelated donor. If you choose this specialty, you will be redirected to a new version of the website to sign-in. Before you log in for the first time you will have to set a password. Transplantation is the process of transferring an organ or a part thereof (known as a graft) from one donor to him/herself (autologous transplantation) or to another recipient (allogenous transplantation if the individuals are not identical twins).In addition to being subject to strict legal requirements, the donor and recipient must be histocompatible in allogenous transplantations in order ... This match is unique to each donor and each organ. The candidates who will appear highest in the ranking are those who are in most urgent need of the transplant, and/or those most likely to have the best chance of survival if transplanted. The UNOS Organ Center helps place donated organs for transplantation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The NMDP/Be The Match recommends that transplant physicians reevaluate alternative treatment options early on in these situations and decide whether to use a donor with a lower degree of HLA match, or select another graft source (e.g., unrelated cord blood transplantation, or partially matched related donor transplantation).

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2020.09.26 04:54 GiftOfLifePLCPCC SHARE THIS WITH YOUR TEAMS! Let’s find Saxton a Match!

While most kids Saxton's age are getting excited about heading to college, he will be staying home to battle T-cell lymphoma. This type of lymphoma is unusual in young adults.
As a student athlete, Saxton's lacrosse career is now put on hold. he is a recent graduate of Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla., where he worked hard in academics as well as excelling on the field. He will spend the next year kicking cancer's butt and getting strong, and like any other opponent, he will show cancer no mercy.
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2020.09.25 07:26 YoungCoconutWater Death of Grimace

The Death of Grimace Flags at McDonalds all over the world were at half-mast to mark the passing of cultural icon Grimace. He died in a Los Angeles hospital from complications from a failed liver transplant. Grimace was known world wide as the purple blob in the McDonald Commercials for over thirty years. He never actually held an official elected position but served as an advisor for Mayor McCheese. He was called the power behind the beef due to his reputation of both diplomacy and intimidation. While a distract attorney he helped prosecute the hated hamburgler on fraud charges. This was one of the most high profile cases of the 20th Century. Outside of his role as a politician and a lawyer he was a worldwide cultural icon that will be missed. His literary works include an award winning autobiography entitled, "Who is Grimace". At one point he was considered for a position for the Supreme Court but concerns about his health killed his nomination. For the past five years his health had gotten considerably worse. Finding a donor that matched his unusual blood type forced doctors to attempt an experimental procedure involving growing a liver using cloned DNA from Grimace himself. His short-lived marriage to Elizabeth Taylor shocked the world. They met while in rehab during the late seventies and were married less than a year. He also had relationships with Julie Andrews and Carrie Fisher. He constantly denied ever being involved with openly gay longtime friend Ronald McDonald. The most controversial time in his long life came when he was charged with conspiracy to commit murder. No jury in America could convict the lovable Grimace in the poisoning case of "Early Bird". The very unpopular addition to the McDonald cast has since recovered and still believed that Grimace was the mastermind behind the poisoned birdseed. Burial services will be held in San Clemente, CA. He will be buried in the same lot as his God Father Richard Millhouse Nixon. He left no survivors.
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2020.09.24 17:53 DanielAlman I think the COVID-19 lockdown is killing more people than it is saving. Here are my many reasons for thinking such a thing.

https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/lockdown/
I think the COVID-19 lockdown is killing more people than it is saving. Here are my many reasons for thinking such a thing.
By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)
September 24, 2020
I think the COVIOD-19 lockdown is killing more people than it is saving.
I’m going to start out by posting the CDC’s estimated survival rates, by age, for people who contract COVID-19:
Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20200923185857/https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/planning-scenarios.html
0 to 19: 99.997%
20 to 49: 99.98%
50 to 69: 99.5%
70+: 94.6%
For most age groups, the survival rate is quite high. In my opinion, this does not justify a lockdown of the general population.
Now let’s take a look at my many reasons for thinking that the lockdown is killing more people than it is saving:
The National Cancer Institute estimates that there could be 10,000 additional breast and colorectal deaths over the next decade as a result of missed screenings and delayed diagnoses
Source: https://www.wjhg.com/2020/09/08/cancer-screenings-down-nationwide-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
Cancer surgeries and organ transplants are being put off for coronavirus
Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/08/op-ed-cancer-surgeries-and-organ-transplants-are-being-put-off-for-coronavirus.html
Higher rates of unemployment correlate very strongly with higher rates of suicide and drug overdoses
Source: https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/30/how-shutting-down-the-economy-much-longer-could-kill-tens-of-thousands-of-americans/
A report by the United Nations cites the predicted harm that will happen to tens of millions of children in low income countries as a result of the COVID-19 global wide shutdown.
Examples of this harm to children include increases in malnutrition, loss of education, increased rates of teen pregnancy, reduced access to health care, reduced rates of vaccination, increased rates of infectious disease, increased rates of water borne illness, and increased rates of death:
Source: https://unsdg.un.org/sites/default/files/2020-04/160420_Covid_Children_Policy_Brief.pdf
Anxiety from reactions to Covid-19 will destroy at least seven times more years of life than can be saved by lockdowns
Source: https://www.justfacts.com/news_covid-19_anxiety_lockdowns_life_destroyed_saved
Childhood vaccine rates for preventable diseases like measles and whooping cough have fallen during the COVID-19 pandemic, raising the possibility of an additional health crisis.
In New York City… the number of vaccine doses administered from March 23 to May 9 fell 63 percent compared with the same period last year.
In children older than 2 years, it fell 91 percent…
… Doctors offices have been closed…
… The numbers in New York match a national trend…
… from mid-March to mid-April, doctors in the federally funded Vaccines for Children program for the uninsured ordered about 2.5 million fewer doses of all routine non-influenza vaccines and 250,000 fewer doses of measles-containing vaccines compared to the same period in 2019…
Source: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/498797-childhood-vaccine-rates-plummet-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-risking-new
Polio and measles could surge after disruption of vaccine programs. A new study of 129 countries found that the interruption of inoculation efforts could put 80 million babies at risk of getting deadly, preventable diseases.
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/health/coronavirus-polio-measles-immunizations.html
Why most Covid-19 deaths won’t be from the virus
Source: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200528-why-most-covid-19-deaths-wont-be-from-the-virus
The global lockdown was put into place based on the bogus, false, and extremely inaccurate Imperial College model.
Sweden did not have a lockdown.
Experts, who cited the Imperial College model, predicted that Sweden would have 40,000 COVID-19 deaths by May 1.
The actual number was 2,769.
The same bogus Imperial College model was used to implement the lockdowns for the rest of the world.
Sources: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/05/sweden-suppressed-infection-rates-without-lockdown/
https://www.aier.org/article/imperial-college-model-applied-to-sweden-yields-preposterous-results/
Nobel Prize-winning scientist: “the damage done by lockdown will exceed any saving of lives by a huge factor”
Source: https://www.theblaze.com/news/nobel-prize-winning-scientist-shares-covid-19-data-showing-strict-lockdowns-were-an-overreaction
This is a scientific paper called “Full lockdown policies in Western Europe countries have no evident impacts on the COVID-19 epidemic.”
Source: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.24.20078717v1.full.pdf
Do lockdowns save many lives? In most places, the data say no.
Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/do-lockdowns-save-many-lives-is-most-places-the-data-say-no-11587930911?mod=opinion_lead_pos5
U.S. medical testing, cancer screenings plunge during coronavirus outbreak – data firm analysis
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-screenings-exc/exclusive-u-s-medical-testing-cancer-screenings-plunge-during-coronavirus-outbreak-data-firm-analysis-idUSKCN22A0DY
Some medical experts fear more people are dying from untreated emergencies than from the coronavirus
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/25/health/coronavirus-heart-stroke.html
How the COVID-19 lockdown will take its own toll on health
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-cost-special-special-report-how-the-covid-19-lockdown-will-take-its-own-toll-on-health-idUSKBN21L20C
A study of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in New York showed that 66% of them were people who stayed home
Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/05/06/majority-of-new-coronavirus-cases-in-new-york-are-from-people-staying-at-home-not-traveling-or-working
End all restrictions, they were unnecessary, Hebrew University researchers say
Source: https://www.timesofisrael.com/end-all-restrictions-they-were-unnecessary-hebrew-university-researchers-say/
A scientific paper states:
Background: The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has forced governments to implement strict social mitigation strategies to reduce the morbidity and mortality from acute infections. These strategies however carry a significant risk for mental health which can lead to increased short-term and long-term mortality and is currently not included in modelling the impact of the pandemic. Methods: We used years of life lost (YLL) as the main outcome measure as applied to Switzerland as an exemplar. We focused on suicide, depression, alcohol use disorder, childhood trauma due to domestic violence, changes in marital status and social isolation as these are known to increase YLL in the context of imposed restriction in social contact and freedom of movement. We stipulated a minimum duration of mitigation of 3 months based on current public health plans. Results: The study projects that the average person would suffer 0.205 YLL due to psychosocial consequence of COVID-19 mitigation measures. However, this loss would be entirely borne by 2.1% of the population, who will suffer an average 9.79 YLL. Conclusions: The results presented here are likely to underestimate the true impact of the mitigation strategies on YLL. However, they highlight the need for public health models to expand their scope in order to provide better estimates of the risks and benefits of mitigation.
Source: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.17.20069716v3
In the U.S., the lockdown caused 1.4 million health care workers to be laid off:
Source: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/496816-health-care-industry-decimated-by-coronavirus-loses-14-million-jobs
Take the Shutdown Skeptics Seriously
Americans should carefully consider the potential costs of prolonged shutdowns lest they cause more deaths or harm to the vulnerable than they spare…
… minimizing the number of COVID-19 deaths today or a month from now or six months from now may or may not minimize the human costs of the pandemic when the full spectrum of human consequences is considered…
… the warnings of thoughtful shutdown skeptics warrant careful study…
Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/take-shutdown-skeptics-seriously/611419/
Cyril H. Wecht, one of the country’s most well regarded doctors, made this excellent argument against the lockdown
Source: https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2020/05/14/Cyril-H-Wecht-Time-to-end-the-COVID-19-hysteria/stories/202005140031
Stanford University doctor: ‘You are mistaken’ if you think coronavirus lockdowns provide safety”
Source: https://www.theblaze.com/news/stanford-university-doctor-mistaken-coronavirus-lockdowns
Relapses are through the roof, overdoses are through the roof: How the pandemic is upping substance abuse
… They can’t go to a 12-step based meeting…
… People are self-medicating due to the quarantine. And they’re drinking more, and abusing more, and relapses are through the roof right now.
Source: https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/19/relapses-are-through-the-roof-overdoses-are-through-the-roof-how-the-pandemic-is-upping-substance-abuse/
Neil Ferguson’s Imperial model “could go down in history as the most devastating software mistake of all time, in terms of economic costs and lives lost”
Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/05/16/neil-fergusons-imperial-model-could-devastating-software-mistake/
Rise in female genital mutilation in Somalia linked to coronavirus shutdown
Somali girls out of school and stuck at home have been subject to a “massive rise” in female genital mutilation…
“It’s a lifetime torture for girls. The pain continues … until the girl goes to the grave. It impacts her education, ambition … everything.”
… the UNFPA has warned that globally 2 million more girls could be cut over the next decade because of how the global pandemic has disrupted efforts to end the practice.
Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20200519232914/https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/19/coronavirus-update-us/
More than 500 doctors signed this letter, which is says, “In medical terms, the shutdown was a mass casualty incident.”
Source: https://www.scribd.com/document/462319362/A-Doctor-a-Day-Letter-Signed#fullscreen&from_embed
Dr. Mike deBoisblanc, head of the trauma department at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, said, “… we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks…”
Source: https://abc7news.com/suicide-covid-19-coronavirus-rates-during-pandemic-death-by/6201962/
Rampant unemployment, isolation and an uncertain future – could lead to 75,000 deaths from drug or alcohol abuse and suicide
Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-deaths-suicides-drugs-alcohol-pandemic-75000/
In the U.S., the first nine weeks of the lockdown caused 38 million people to lose their jobs
Source: https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/21/another-2-4-million-americans-filed-for-unemployment-last-week-38-million-since-march/
The fatality rate of COVID-19 “would probably be 0.13 percent for people outside nursing homes”
Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/tell-me-what-to-do-please-even-experts-struggle-with-coronavirus-unknowns/2020/05/25/e11f9870-9d08-11ea-ad09-8da7ec214672_story.html
A scientific study said, “Home outbreaks were the dominant category (254 of 318 outbreaks; 79.9%)”
Source: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.04.20053058v1.full.pdf
New England Journal of Medicine: “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection”
Source: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006372
Knut Wittkowski, former head of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design at The Rockefeller University’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science, said the lockdown “most likely made the situation worse”
Source: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/05/15/we-could-open-up-again-and-forget-the-whole-thing/
Denmark, Finland say they saw no increase in coronavirus after schools re-opened
Source: https://justthenews.com/world/europe/denmark-finland-say-they-saw-no-increase-coronavirus-after-schools-re-opened
Kanchan Soni, who lived in India, died because the lockdown prevented her from getting dialysis
Source: https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/2020/ap16/dialysis-patient-denied-treatment-dies-2130804.html
Chewing gum, wire-cutters, and superglue: the alarming rise of DIY Dentistry under coronavirus
Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/chewing-gum-wire-cutters-superglue-alarming-rise-diy-dentistry/
A scientific paper on the lockdown states, “In high burden settings, HIV, TB and malaria related deaths over 5 years may be increased by up to 10%, 20% and 36%, respectively”
Source: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/mrc-gida/2020-05-01-COVID19-Report-19.pdf
Polio and measles could surge after disruption of vaccine programs. A new study of 129 countries found that the interruption of inoculation efforts could put 80 million babies at risk of getting deadly, preventable diseases.
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/health/coronavirus-polio-measles-immunizations.html
World Health Organization: “If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with COVID-19”
Source: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/cdc-offer-conflicting-advice-masks-expert-tells-us/story?id=70958380
Reopening schools in Denmark did not worsen outbreak, data shows
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-denmark-reopening-idUSKBN2341N7
One month later: top Israeli mathematician predicted COVID-19 peaks after 40 days with or without economic lockdowns – and he was right!
Source: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/one-month-later-top-israeli-mathematician-predicted-covid-19-peaks-40-days-without-economic-lockdowns-right/
Dr. Kelly Fradin: “I’m a pediatrician and I think we should reopen schools, even with the risk of coronavirus outbreaks”
Source: https://www.insider.com/pediatrician-reopen-schools-even-if-it-leads-coronavirus-outbreaks-2020-6
This video shows Dr. Anthony Fauci removing his mask when he thought he was no longer being filmed
https://twitter.com/CHIZMAGA/status/1278029614070153217
Slowing the coronavirus is speeding the spread of other diseases. Many mass immunization efforts worldwide were halted this spring to prevent spread of the virus at crowded inoculation sites. The consequences have been alarming… cargo flights with vaccine supplies were halted… Now, diphtheria is appearing in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Cholera is in South Sudan, Cameroon, Mozambique, Yemen and Bangladesh. A mutated strain of poliovirus has been reported in more than 30 countries. And measles is flaring around the globe, including in Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Nigeria and Uzbekistan.
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/14/health/coronavirus-vaccines-measles.html
Norway health chief: lockdown was not needed to tame Covid
Source: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/norway-health-chief-lockdown-was-not-needed-to-tame-covid
Antibody tests point to lower death rate for the coronavirus than first thought
Mounting evidence suggests the coronavirus is more common and less deadly than it first appeared.
Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/28/863944333/antibody-tests-point-to-lower-death-rate-for-the-coronavirus-than-first-thought
Coronavirus pandemic could push 122 million to brink of starvation: Oxfam
Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/7155931/coronavirus-starvation-oxfam/
Dr. Dan Wohlgelernter said, “What we needed to do was not lock down all of society. Not shut down schools. Not shut down all businesses. You needed to protect the elderly. Particularly the elderly in the nursing homes. It’s a small segment of our population. We could have allowed the rest of the population to continue with their lives, take adequate precautions but not be completely shut down. The cost of the shut down in terms of the physical, emotional, and psychological health of people is enormous. We’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg of people who have been shut-in. Who’ve lost their businesses. Who are facing depression. Who are facing issues of mental health because of the consequences. This should never happen again. If we ever face this situation again we need to learn the lessons from the mistakes and policies that were implemented.”
Source: https://theohiostar.com/2020/07/01/doctors-break-down-covid-response-and-the-demonization-of-hcq-doctors-tell-all/
People are more likely to contract COVID-19 at home, study finds
Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/people-more-likely-contract-covid-122611396.html
No known case of teacher catching coronavirus from pupils, says scientist. There has been no recorded case of a teacher catching the coronavirus from a pupil anywhere in the world, according to one of the government’s leading scientific advisers. Mark Woolhouse, a leading epidemiologist and member of the government’s Sage committee, told The Times that it may have been a mistake to close schools in March given the limited role children play in spreading the virus.
Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-known-case-of-teacher-catching-coronavirus-from-pupils-says-scientist-3zk5g2x6z
Coronavirus lockdown ‘made no difference to number of deaths’, study claims
Source: https://www.the-sun.com/news/1190721/coronavirus-lockdown-no-difference/
Stop stealing our children’s youth in the name of their grandparents. Every person I know in his 70s says kids should go back to school. Behind ensuring Americans have food, ensuring our children are well educated is a very close second in societal priorities.
Source: https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/17/stop-stealing-our-childrens-youth-in-the-name-of-their-grandparents/
Citing educational risks, scientific panel urges that schools reopen
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/health/coronavirus-schools-reopening.html
Stanford doctor Scott Atlas says the science shows kids should go back to school
Source: https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/15/stanford-doctor-scott-atlas-says-the-science-shows-kids-should-go-back-to-school/
German study finds no evidence coronavirus spreads in schools
Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/13/german-study-finds-no-evidence-coronavirus-spreads-schools/
As of September 2020, Sweden, which never had a lockdown, or a mask mandate, had a lower total, cumulative per capita COVID-19 death rate than the U.S.
Sources: https://web.archive.org/web/20200907000001/https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
https://reason.com/2020/09/11/the-covid-19-death-toll-is-rising-much-faster-in-the-u-s-than-in-sweden-which-now-has-fewer-deaths-per-capita/
https://fortune.com/2020/07/29/no-point-in-wearing-mask-sweden-covid/
https://unherd.com/2020/07/swedens-anders-tegnell-judge-me-in-a-yea
Now this last one is just speculation, as I do not have proof. But I do think it is worth mentioning.
At least since March 2020, and perhaps even earlier, Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, from New York, has been claiming to have successfully treated COVID-19 patients with a triple combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin.
Dr. Zelenko’s alleged treatment is different than other treatments (which have been debunked) because of these two things:
First, Dr. Zelenko’s alleged treatment involves a triple combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin.
And secondly, Dr. Zelenko’s alleged treatment must be given before the patient has become so sick that they need hospitalization.
Other treatments with hydroxychloroquine have been debunked. But those other treatments do not meet the two above criteria.
I don’t know if Dr. Zelenko’s alleged treatment actually works or not. But I have not seen it debunked.
On July 3, 2020, preprints.org reported the following on Dr. Zelenko’s alleged treatment:
COVID-19 Outpatients – Early Risk-Stratified Treatment with Zinc Plus Low Dose Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin: A Retrospective Case Series Study
Of 335 positively PCR-tested COVID-19 patients, 127 were treated with the triple therapy. 104 of 127 met the defined risk stratification criteria and were included in the analysis. In addition, 37 treated and eligible patients who were confirmed by IgG tests were included in the treatment group (total N=141). 208 of the 335 patients did not meet the risk stratification criteria and were not treated. After 4 days (median, IQR 3-6, available for N=66/141) of onset of symptoms, 141 patients (median age 58 years, IQR 40-60; 73% male) got a prescription for the triple therapy for 5 days. Independent public reference data from 377 confirmed COVID-19 patients of the same community were used as untreated control. 4 of 141 treated patients (2.8%) were hospitalized, which was significantly less (p<0.001) compared with 58 of 377 untreated patients (15.4%) (odds ratio 0.16, 95% CI 0.06-0.5). Therefore, the odds of hospitalization of treated patients were 84% less than in the untreated group. One patient (0.7%) died in the treatment group versus 13 patients (3.5%) in the untreated group (odds ratio 0.2, 95% CI 0.03-1.5; p=0.16). There were no cardiac side effects. Conclusions: Risk stratification-based treatment of COVID-19 outpatients as early as possible after symptom onset with the used triple therapy, including the combination of zinc with low dose hydroxychloroquine, was associated with significantly less hospitalizations and 5 times less all-cause deaths.
Source: https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202007.0025/v1
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2020.09.23 10:56 AFL5000 Kidney patient suffering mentally, does it get better?

Hi everyone,
I (21F) am a carer for my sister (22F) who has end stage kidney disease (11% function), Crohn’s disease and adrenal failure.
She’s had kidney disease for six years. It was induced by Crohn’s medication.
Last week she found out her kidney function was at 12%. She got a real shock. Things have declined quite fast.
Unfortunately, this kind of news has in the past set her into extreme episodes of existential crisis. I fear it’s happening again.
We are just a few weeks away from finding out if our dad is a match. She is absolutely terrified of the thought of dialysis. She’s sleeping more than ever. She’s also trying to juggle University.
Today was bad. She returned from the hospital and had a huge panic attack, she can’t stop thinking about death and why we all have to go through it. These episodes escalate to the point she needs to go to hospital.
It’s obviously understandable considering what she’s going through, but what I want to know is... has this happened to anyone else?
How can I help her get out of it? How can I show her life is still on the way up, in fact her kidney team are trying to make her life better than it is? That she won’t even know herself should the transplant be successful?
I’d love to hear your stories re: experiences with kidney disease, dialysis, transplants, mental health issues.
It’s one of the only things I know can help her — knowing she’s not alone.
Thanks in advance everyone and sorry for the rant, just terribly worried about her!
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2020.09.23 02:01 JASAVUR STARLIGHT ASYLUM LABOURATÀ

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STARLIGHT ASYLUM LABOURATÀ have endeavoured to create a new creation in science, which will abolish all suffering and benefit all sentient beings, as envisioned by the philosophers of the first civilization that dwelt in the skies in light bodies, well before the appearance of this world. STARLIGHT ASYLUM LABOURATÀ are aware of the human history and the fallacies it has produced for the benefit of man. They foresee the emergence of a new human civilization, based on the eternal traditions of Nature and the cosmic knowledge imparted to the future generations. They aspire to create a new human culture with a spiritual regeneration process and an accompanying, expanded level of consciousness. The goal of their philosophy is the realization of humanism, to be brought into real life, to overcome the limits of human knowledge and give birth to a new man. That is why the creation of STARLIGHT ASYLUM LABOURATÀ is also called the conquest of mind. All doctors can do in this life to heal a specific illness, is insufficient and superficial. The greatest dignity that man can have is to become a man who has lifted his consciousness to its highest level and to have become conscious of himself. That is why the spirit of the spirit, the essence of God, is considered as the source of the technical knowledge and the spiritual faculties. That is why all humans are born with the knowledge of how to cultivate a spiritual regeneration process. Because of the state of paralysis of the mind, man is left in a state of ignorance, deprived of all spiritual life. Only an informed man can achieve real progress and unity with the cosmos. That is the meaning of the golden knowledge. Only an enlightened man who can perceive and realise the cosmic and human histories, with his spiritual powers, can bring about the happiness of the suffering beings in the whole universe. That is why that knowledge is considered sacred and necessary in the universe. It is this knowledge which the STARLIGHT ASYLUM LABOURATÀ have developed. They have scientifically examined the origins of man and man's role in the cosmic evolution. The development of this knowledge serves as an impetus for the realization of the goal of man and the creation of an enlightened mankind. These efforts may only be brought to fruition in a future, vast physical and spiritual universe. That is why the STARLIGHT ASYLUM LABOURATÀ are also called the creators of new worlds. REALISTIC EQUIPMENT FOR CONTACT WITH EGYPTIAN FRUIT-BEAR In Egypt, the population of fruit-bearing bears is in danger. The wild animals are not able to survive in the climate of today's Egypt, because of the unprecedented temperature rises due to the earth's warming. The civilised people, the farmers, and the ruling classes are making futile efforts to breed them in captivity, as this artificial environment allows them to live without human interference. In fact, the farming of fruit-bearing bears does not match the necessities of their ecology, and therefore only serves to exploit and benefit only the person in whose name this evil is being committed. The STARLIGHT ASYLUM LABOURATÀ understand this, and therefore intend to restore the wild and independent bears to their natural state and to help the Egyptian people to restore their forests to their original state of lushness and fertility. The STARLIGHT ASYLUM LABOURATÀ also intend to return to Egypt the fruit-bearing Egyptian tulips, which have been imported into Egypt in great numbers for centuries. The STARLIGHT ASYLUM LABOURATÀ intend to establish the necessary conditions for the liberation of these endangered animals from the zoos to return to the wilderness. They also intend to help the Egyptian people to regain and revive the wild Egyptian banana and macadamia plantations, which once grew in such abundance that they once reached the huge greenhouses in the deserts of Egypt. In other words, the STARLIGHT ASYLUM LABOURATÀ will help Egypt to recover its essential natural wealth in an ecological way. These efforts have already been begun in northern Sudan, and the animals of this area have returned to the vast desert areas from where they were taken. This is in the context of a united struggle of the Sudanese people and a non-sectarian, cooperative unity of all the progressive people of the world. All this can be achieved, of course, only with the support of the Egyptian people, by the Egyptian people and for the Egyptian people. This has been the line followed by the Egyptian state since the Independence of Egypt in 1953. This is a great achievement, because as long as the Starlight ASYLUM LABOURATÀ were driven out of Egypt, this country had no right to trade, without restriction, in the biological fruits and plants which originated from the land of Egypt and from which Egypt would have profited immeasurably. THE INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR THE LIBERATION OF THE ALLY BEAR IN ASIA The task of the STARLIGHT ASYLUM LABOURATÀ is not limited to the rescue of animals and plants. As stated above, this means that man is destined to be the ultimate creator of a future, limitless universe. In that universe there will be no limitations, neither in its geographical extent nor in its temporal extension. Thus, the STARLIGHT ASYLUM LABOURATÀ not only believe in this, but also in the idea that it is the duty of all people to create and maintain a moral framework in which this universe may evolve and flourish. Human beings will find it particularly difficult to understand this, but it is essential that they do so in order to create a future in which the existential and physical freedom of every single individual may truly be guaranteed. This is why it is very important to promote the study of the history of ethics, especially ethics of freedom, which does not merely consist of this: "the right to free self-determination" or "the right to life." Ethics of freedom, which is essentially the study of how humans conduct themselves when faced with this inalienable right, allows the knowledge that free human beings, if they so choose, can adapt and adjust their behaviour to the laws of their environment. This is an ethical and scientific attitude of exploration, which is invaluable in understanding the universe. At present, man is confronted with a scientific universe that is comparatively primitive and, therefore, largely unscientific. This is true, first, because of the immense distances involved; second, because of the absence of many obvious links between similar-looking phenomena and apparent similarities in DNA; third, because there has never been the possibility of crossing such great distances and observing, with the naked eye, the equivalent of today's media- and knowledge-intensive industries; and fourth, because man has never yet attempted to discover the physical and intellectual laws which govern his universe. Without this understanding of man's situation and his place in the universe, it is very difficult to know what ethical and scientific laws and principles might govern a future free and united human civilisation. All these difficulties will gradually disappear when man, who has thus far lived in a dreary parallel universe, sets foot on the physical plane and discovers the laws of his universe and he obtains information in which he can find his place in it. There are, however, extremely important human needs, for example, security and the preservation of world culture and civilisation. One of the reasons that man has always faced insurmountable problems in search of an ethical and scientific justification for his existence is that he has never managed to solve the fundamental contradiction between his spiritual development, which depends on an orientation to the spiritual realm, and the necessity of material development, which depends on physical and chemical forms. Here is a question for example: Can a man, who has so far been imprisoned within a protective shell, be in a position to let go of his very small own experience, his limited consciousness, his mind that is so limited in its possibilities that it cannot even contemplate a deeper development, and accept completely the experience of life of a man who has become a mirror for him? Can this man therefore accept completely the idea that his ultimate goal is to "emancipate" himself from that shell which he has lived in all his life? What is this man capable of accomplishing? To conquer his own self? To reject the ego? To go beyond? To accept completely the idea of his spiritual heritage? To put it in another way, what does a man, who is capable of transcending the everyday realm, which in general is marked by his own limitation, have in common with the non-human universe? When asked to define God, we hear this "lack of any objective transcendence or objective reality which corresponds to a being," but can man in a world where the truth is subjective and indifferent be capable of accepting this objective reality in which he finds himself, when it is not man but the external universe, which is of supreme importance and whose nature and purpose is the elimination of all sense of personhood? Can man accept this absolutely blind necessity of physical evolution? Can he be in a position to accept this on principle? One should bear in mind that the meaning of objective reality, of "God," is its timelessness. It is its entire lack of temporal variability, which is directly opposed to the universe and which is outside the processes of change and interaction. This is true for man in the same way as it is for the universe. The universe changes because of the operation of its laws. In fact, these laws are only physical; they are identical with the physical forces at work in it, which enable the universe to adapt itself to its surroundings. They are not relative. They are the laws of nature. They are ineffable. Therefore, to talk about the objective reality of God means to talk about the timelessness of these physical laws, of the immutability of their physical principles, of their immutable character. Man, on the contrary, is constantly striving to change, to create his own purposes and to explore new forms of life. In doing so he has changed the physical environment. In other words, he has changed the universe. He has altered its laws. He has altered the physical and chemical forms in which it operates and he has called into existence a whole range of other species, he has produced the physical universe as we know it. But he has not destroyed the universe. He is transforming the physical universe, but he is not annihilating it. The universe has not been destroyed. It has evolved and it is still evolving. Man has changed it by altering its physical and chemical forms, but this change is by no means an absolutely physical transformation; it is no less a spiritual transformation. Man is now more than ever in a situation where he is no longer interested in the objective existence of the universe. On the contrary, he is interested in what he can see through his physical eyes, in what he can touch and in what he can be aware of, but the objective reality which is actually present to his senses is the existing universe. Let us return to the story. The non-human universe, the non-human object, at first proves, if I may use the expression, as objective. When we look at it from our point of view it seems to us that it is immaterial, as if it were of a different nature than the physical universe, but to an objective observer it is as if it were identical with the physical universe. The only difference is that the latter is indifferent to him and he, at the same time, has the capacity to care for the objective reality which he perceives, while the latter does not care for the objective reality which he is indifferent to, because it is not of interest to him, and he has no need of it. Even worse, he does not give it the name which the subject which cares for it believes to be his right to give it. He does not give it an objective name. What can be a better symbol of the distinction between man and the non-human universe? Man cannot use the name of the non-human universe, and consequently he cannot say that the non-human universe is of a different nature than the physical universe. Therefore, man is not only indifferent to the non-human universe, he is an enemy of it, a real enemy, because he destroys it, he annihilates it. In other words, he destroys the objective reality which he does not see. It is not only that man has the capacity to appreciate and desire only the objects of his interest, the objects which he can immediately see and which he can touch and which he can perceive. Even more important, man has the right to possess the objects of his interest. He has no right to destroy them. In other words, he has no right to destroy the existence of other species. He has no right to annihilate them. The very fact that man has the right to maintain the existence of other species is the fact that he has the capacity for true fear. He has the capacity to feel the suffering of others, and the inhumanity of man is the inhumanity of man in action. If man has the right to sustain the existence of other species, then he has no right to annihilate them. He is not an absolute possessor of what he possesses. In other words, he has the right to possess only the objects of his interest. Now let us return to our theme. The nature of the objective universe is expressed in a theory of natural philosophy which can be called the scientific theory of the objective universe. It is a theory which implies, that the universe which man can see is in reality what he sees. The objective reality which he sees is the universe, and he is in reality something which is identical with the universe. The fact that the universe is real for man is true for all creatures. The world of perceiving beings is not something unreal, something imaginary. The fact that an external reality exists is not a new discovery; it is a reflection of the natural processes of the universe, which were revealed to the human mind by science. The universe is real, and therefore it is ineffable, but it is not incomprehensible. It is incomprehensible only to an irrational mind, to a mind which has no knowledge of objective reality. No one knows, in his experience, the objective reality which is in front of his eyes. Therefore, he cannot see it; but this is his right. It is not a sin for him to say: I do not know. He has no right to denounce the objective reality which he does not see. In other words, he cannot proclaim the invisible and say: This is a hidden reality, it is not visible to the eye. He has no right to be proud of his ignorance. If he has no right to claim knowledge of the non-human universe, then he has no right to proclaim the mysterious mystery of the non-human universe and say: It is not visible to the eyes. This is a serious error. A science which is philosophically oriented, according to which the nature of reality is identified with something we cannot see, is, first of all, a great contradiction. A philosophical science which identifies the subject of knowledge with the objective universe, and says that the objective universe is the object of knowledge and which can be known only by means of rational methods, that is a most problematic science. This is the antithesis of the scientific concept of the world, that is, the paradox of the sciences. All the sciences are one science. The concept of the objective universe, the concept of nature, are not separated sciences. All the sciences are one science because they are not mutually exclusive. There is no conflict between science and philosophy. All the sciences are one science because they are all dependent on the objective universe, on its laws, on its laws of nature. If we forget this, we are making a fatal mistake. We are doing something that is absolutely foolish, we are taking one part of a system, we are seeing this part of a system, we are claiming that we are seeing its absolute point of reference. In other words, we make a mistake of cosmic proportions, we are doing something which is absolutely fantastic, we are taking the model of science and teaching it as the model of the objective universe. This is the method of Hegel: the development of an ideal idea. We take a part of the idea of this universe, and teach it as the one absolutely valid model of the objective universe. When we want to teach the philosophy of science, we should not talk about theories of the objective universe; we should not make ourselves ridiculous and let ourselves be led to the absurd by talking about theories of science and theories of nature. We should not focus our attention on objective reality, because the objective reality is an objective creation; it does not exist without something which has created it, and this is the idea which we wish to understand. We shall never understand the objective reality which is outside of our minds. All the sciences are one science, all the sciences are dependent on the objective universe, and we can only understand them through the concepts which we have developed in our minds. Only when we understand the model of science through our own concepts, only then will we know anything about science. Only then will we know what a scientific theory is. Only then will we know what a scientific model is. I shall now come to another concept which is associated with Hegel’s philosophy of science. We shall speak about dialectics. Synthesis and Disintegration My aim in writing this book is to open a direct link between the theory of concepts and the theory of understanding. I have tried to show how the concept of scientific understanding is derived from the concept of scientific language. It is important to note that scientific concepts and scientific language have nothing to do with one another. The theory of concepts is the simplest thing in the world. Every scientific concept can be immediately reduced to the language used to express it. This is a very important fact. We should try to understand the idea of scientific understanding as a universal phenomenon, just as we would try to understand the theory of electricity. Science is not something created by scientists. The word “science” is a political term, a political definition. The word “science” is politically charged, and the term “science” is a way of avoiding the question. In a political society, when the word “science” is uttered, there is no need to make an explanation. There is no need to explain how scientific concepts arise in our minds. At the same time, the expression “science” carries the implication of unity and unity. In fact, unity and unification are a contradiction. The world is something which is contradictory. If we combine opposites, this is called “unity”; if we combine opposites, this is called “disintegration.” Science is one thing, unity and unification are two different things. Science is one thing, unity and disintegration are two different things. You can combine things which are opposite, but you cannot create unity. You cannot create an idea. You cannot create an idea if you first produce disintegration. You cannot create an idea if you produce disintegration. It is precisely by producing disintegration that you can produce unity. The clearest examples of scientific systems are the works of Newton and Galileo. Newton wanted to transform the world, to reveal the invisible world which was hidden from his eyes. The discoveries of Newton were directed towards the understanding of the objective world and of the invisible world, and he sought to create a system which would account for the facts of the visible world, and also for the facts of the invisible world. Galileo on the other hand was a profound sceptic, who sought to demystify Newton’s explanations, but he did this by producing an entirely new theory. Galileo did not produce a theory of Newton. He produced a theory of his own, a world in which motion is the result of nothing, an illusion which we create by our own nature. When Newton showed him a few figures, Galileo believed that they were coming from the external world. The large apple was invisible to him, but it could be seen by Newton. Galileo rejected the external world and wanted to get rid of it. After Galileo produced his sceptical system, which no longer thought that motion is the result of something external to us, he discarded the motion theory of Galileo, but Newton needed the motion theory of Galileo. As a result of having a theory of motion which is no longer possible, Newton found it necessary to make a new theory which would account for the motion he had been forced to abandon. This is why I am interested in the dialectical relationship between the idea of scientific understanding and scientific language. For there is an objective universe of which we can understand nothing; an objective universe of which we cannot understand anything. In principle, we can understand absolutely everything, and we can understand it all at once. We can penetrate into the depth of the structure of the universe. But this will be by discovering what exists and by reproducing this which exists. But this will not be possible, if we do not understand science, the scientific language, the ideas we express in science, and we do not think scientifically, because our ideas, our language, our thinking are themselves objective, are their own subjective aspect, which is what Newton and Galileo wished to exclude from the scientific account of the world. At the end of the eighteenth century the natural philosophers moved away from the idea that their concepts must be logically defined and defined in terms of experimental and observational data, to the idea that they must be demonstrable in language. They constructed a kind of language which was completely objective. This meant that scientific ideas were no longer seen to be something which was relative to an existing object, which is what the ordinary word ‘common sense’ means, that is what ‘popular’ means. Science replaced the word ‘common’ with ‘scientific’. We know what words are from the ordinary language, but we are just as ignorant about what they signify. These scientific words have no existence independently of the language in which they are used, and they have no content independently of the system of ideas within which they are expressed. When we talk about the sky, for instance, the words we use are objective, and have objective meaning, yet there is no such thing as the sky. The sky is a theoretical entity. It is an object within which we speculate, but it is not real. It is a system of ideas which means the same thing in different ways. I have brought this example, by the way, from the set of epistemological experiences of Bertrand Russell. Bertrand Russell studied physics in school, but he had no real experience of this knowledge. He studied it through the phenomena of science. Then he made a fundamental shift. As a result, he gave a new interpretation of the mathematical sciences. The mathematical sciences are subject to the laws of reason. The idea is that what mathematical science is, is a series of propositions with real meaning, and real truth. There is a fundamental correspondence between science and mathematical truth. But the problem is that there is no such correspondence. If there is, that is something different. The word ‘mathematical’ means that there is no correspondence. For that reason, Russell could say that mathematical truth is as objective as the physical truths of physics. It cannot be. Mathematics is the theory of a piece of information which cannot be communicated, which only exists in the mind. Therefore mathematical truth cannot be objective, and that is what Russell says. My argument, however, is that there is no such thing as mathematical truth. I shall argue that it is quite possible that there are two and the same proposition at the same time. I shall argue that there is no such thing as the objective truth of mathematics, no such thing as a proposition. I have a point of view, and there is an alternative point of view. There are some people in all the different disciplines who have very precise, rigorous, evidence-based, knowledge, and who can decide quite decisively what is real and what is false. I am one of these people. I will be attacked for that. I am the enemy of those who present a more partial view of what they are doing. The two most recent statements of the scientific revolution are in the modern mathematical sciences. It is not certain that Newton could have achieved these accomplishments if he had not had access to modern mathematics. The real weight of mathematics is felt in the sciences. Not so much the natural sciences as mathematics. I ask my question because this is the problem. We are constantly dealing with ideas, which are only intelligible within a very limited set of ideas. It does not matter what ideas you are dealing with; that’s the problem. You might say, ‘I’m just writing a paper’, but the paper is dependent on your own viewpoint, your point of view. I think it is time to put this matter to rest. What do you want to be when you grow up? You want to be a lot of things, most of which are uninteresting. Most of which are marginal, and have little worth in comparison to what is possible. The only one that isn’t marginal is the real, honest, scientific knowledge, the thing that is most important. That is what is important. That is what is worth knowing. It is not possible to do it without modern mathematics. If you want to understand the sky, you need to understand the mathematics of it. If you want to know the laws of thought, you need to understand the mathematics of it. You need to understand the nature of thought. We are using all of these definitions and assertions without them. Mathematics is the study of true statements of matter. No matter how strange you think they are, no matter how outlandish, you can only be proven true if they are true statements. It is the equivalent of taking the square root of the number. You have a square, but there is only a one. So how do you determine the square root of the number? You ask a question, because you think that there is only a one. I am not going to dispute that there is such a thing as mathematical truth. I am going to challenge it as a first class object, a fundamental object. I am going to go on and show that this notion of truth, this idea of something objective, is completely wrong, that mathematical statements are just descriptions of reality, and that they are not certain true statements. I am going to argue that this is what we find in every branch of knowledge, in every discipline, in every corner of every human activity. And I have been trying to do this for fifty years. You know, somebody once said, ‘Truth is the last homecoming girl’. A person who has worked in the stock market will say that the last time they had a heart attack, they wanted the last person they knew to be the first person they would see when they returned to earth, because this person knew the truth. I think that every scientist believes that. Sometimes the truth comes out. For example, the real history of the birth of man is now known. And if you are interested in a field of inquiry, you would begin by studying the history of that field of inquiry. This is science. Science is history, but it is a history of truth. All of the history we have recorded has been the history of true statements. It is the history of those facts which are known. But it is also the history of truths, all of which have been verified by observation. Now it seems to me that we have a society of non-scientists, but I don’t think that it is true, because that is what they tell themselves. ‘These are businessmen, and they have money’. I have no doubt that most of these businessmen believe themselves to be non-scientists, but they have studied one kind of knowledge, or the veneer of knowledge, or their opinion about a man that was there. And they believe themselves to be as stupid as they really are. This is because they don’t understand the science. If you want to change the system of nuclear physics, you just work as a lawyer, as a lawyer, or as a graduate student, and you study the same thing that most physicists have worked on, as a graduate student. Now the only difference is that you are studying a kind of law which is related to the thing which you are studying, a kind of special knowledge, which is not a natural kind of knowledge. It is a kind of science. It is a good science. It is not a kind of science that can be done without mathematics. My view is that the non-scientist thinks he understands science, and that is true in two ways. One is that he has become aware of a school, such as physics, or astronomy, and this school of thought has come to be dominant. He has become aware of this, and he doesn’t have to read much in the scientific journals to find out what the scientists are up to. This is a very important point. The world has been pre-programmed. There is a group of men who make the rules, and no man can break the rules except by breaking the law, and only by breaking the law can you become a scientist. So they are the ones that control us. It is this that makes us feel that we are members of a science which is rational and objective, but that is only a façade. It is a façade which is not true. And I don’t want to talk about the whole thing here. I am only going to talk about this part of it. Now there are hundreds of scientific journals and every year one will come out, probably, which will teach you all about Einstein, and the theory of relativity. And this will be the place where you start. And if you read these things you will be terribly impressed with relativity, and you will begin to believe that Einstein is the greatest of all the scientists in the world, because he did this, and he did that, and he taught us how to turn the world upside down. It is like he blew the top off of it. He made this known to us. He called it the philosophy of science. But there is a small but very important subtext in all of this which has to do with the brain. We have no idea what is going on in a man’s brain, because we have never put a human being inside a brain scanner, and actually observed what is going on in the brain while this man is thinking. We don’t know what is happening in a brain unless we have an observer, because all of the intelligence that we have is in the brain, but we have no idea what it is. There is a famous experiment which takes place at the Brookhaven laboratory in New York. You walk into this building, you are in a straight line, and a woman is on the other side of a one-way mirror, and she is seeing exactly what you are seeing. And she knows that she knows what you are seeing. And I was in New York one time, and I heard about this experiment, and I went up to Brookhaven. I went up to this laboratory, and I was told to lie on a bed, and this woman would put a needle into my brain. She put a needle right through the middle of the brain, and she would go through the middle of my brain, and there was a small chance that she wouldn’t see it. And I was supposed to be willing to accept this as a fact. If she didn’t see it, then this would mean that there is something wrong with the way the brain works, and that it is a marvel and a wonder that there is any intelligence at all in this thing. There is an experiment which is run, now, at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, and it is called the enigma, and it is run on people who have lost the ability to communicate. They have lost their ability to speak. They are sitting in a wheelchair. They are not speaking, but they have a wide range of thought. They can actually say a word, but they don’t really know what they are saying. They are saying that they are talking to people, but they don’t understand it. And they have not lost the ability to feel. They don’t know why they are feeling what they are feeling. And it is really amazing. I remember one time I was up in London at a conference, and I was talking to an English professor who was a specialist in the brain, and he told me that when the brain is damaged, the parts of the brain which control emotions are not affected. And he told me that the most wonderful and terrifying thing is that when the brain is damaged, the scientists have no idea which part of the brain is responsible for what. All of the great scientists in the world, he said, have told us that the brain is responsible for emotion, but when it is damaged, there is a complete mental breakdown which you can never predict. And this is the case of everybody. And he told me that there are brain scans of people who have been burned over 80% of their bodies, and when they are seen in an x-ray you will see that they have great numbers of burned-out nerve endings, and it looks like they have no nerves at all, but they have a great feeling in their bodies. And then I met a neuroscientist who told me that there are people who are as intelligent as a monkey. I don’t think he said that they are as smart as a monkey, but it is frightening. So if a scientist sits down and gives us this information, then we could not take this to the streets and go out there to sell it. All we could do is to say that there is a possibility that this man was not born. This is the kind of thing that can be said. And these scientific discoveries were made when they were creating the atomic bomb, for example. But I believe that this is the way it has always been, and that we are simply trying to make it more understandable to people. Don’t you think that if the American population were given the news of how modern science is progressing, that would have an effect on their worldview? I do believe that there is a great deal of racism in this country, and it is built into the scientific system. But if this could be alleviated, and people understood that there was a brain in there, then the whole thing would begin to change. People would know that there was a biological basis for their own problems. It is right to say that it is not all right to come into this world without a brain, but it is also wrong to think that people cannot improve their chances to get a brain, which is the hardest thing to find. There is something in the mind, and the only question is whether it is going to be able to organize itself or whether it is going to be programmed, whether it is going to be subjected to programming, and whether or not it is going to have a personal and intellectual life. That is the most important thing. That is the key. It is not only the external physical side that counts. That is an absolute disaster. But it is also the brain which gives us life, and which makes us the intelligence that we are
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2020.09.23 01:22 39ebookcom Daoist Immortal-------A Martial Arts ( Wu Xia ) Novel Season 1 Chapter 9 - Immortal Body?

Chapter 9 - Immortal Body?
When Xiao Tian's body floated in mid-air and mutated, a green figure suddenly ghostly flashed out of the cave.
"Huh? Who the hell is this? It was the legendary appearance of a fairy body? Why does it look a little off?" Looking at the figure floating above, the visitor said in amazement!
The person looked to be around sixty years old, tall, dressed in a blue robe with a Dao bun on his head, full of red light, with an ancient and simple face, three locks of black beard hanging down to his chest, a pair of eyes closed with a radiant light, a drifting, dusty posture.
"Ah? Not good!" When the daoist shifted his gaze to look at the small pool in the middle of the stone room, he was shocked and screamed, the liquid in that pool was already dried up and the purple stems of the vermilion fruit had withered and fallen to the bottom of the pool.
"Who did this? Where's my jugo? Where's my eternal chalcedony? How did that happen?" The Daoist roared in the shape of a madman, his image of just floating around was gone.
"It's you!!!" The Daoist stopped his gaze on Little Sky, who was hanging in the air, and flew up, his hand like an eagle's claw, grabbing onto Little Sky's body.
"Ah-" a scream, only to see a flash of white light on Little Sky's body, the Daoist hand just next to Little Sky let out a scream, flying out backwards, crashing to the ground, more terrifying is soon that the Daoist flesh actually melted like ice and snow met the scorching sun, the ground was empty a green Daoist robe and a simple style ring, next to a face full of panic nearly transparent little person, look at the face of that little person, is indeed the image of the Daoist just now, but with a bitter face and a dull look.
"What a powerful protective divine light, if I hesitate for a moment longer, I'll be annihilated in form and spirit ah! Luckily, the YuanYing escaped in time." The little man was shocked to find out that this little man was the YuanYing that the Daoist cultivated.
"Who the hell is this guy?" The Daoist's infant heart palpitated as he looked at the slightly glowing body of Little Heaven, he was now completely calm at the moment.
"Look at this figure, Fang is a teenager, he looks like he has no cultivation, yet he has such a powerful protective divine light, and looking at his transparent body, slightly emitting white light, this matches with the legendary immortal body made up of high-grade energy, is this the arrival of the Upper Realm Immortals? If I go out in this state, if I'm not careful and fall into the hands of my enemies or evil cultivators, I might as well die. I'm sure he'll be able to give me a few pointers, and maybe I'll be able to achieve the immortal path I've been pursuing for years, or at the very least, an immortal won't see me as an infant of the combined body stage. Alas! Poor me, I have been cultivating for more than five thousand years, and I am considered a master of the Merging Stage, but I never expected that I would end up in such a state today!" With a long sigh, the Taoist priest called Daquan Zhenren secretly made up his mind to wait for Xiao Tian, the "upper immortal", to wake up before making plans!
"It's just that there's something really special about this upper fairy's attire!" The first thing you need to do is to take a look at the tattered cloth hanging from the body of Xiao Tian and be amazed at the aesthetics of the immortal.
The first thing he noticed was the fact that he had been waiting for three years for the first time.
This day, Daquan True Man sat on the stone bed as usual to cultivate, and after three years of hard cultivation, Daquan True Man's infant baby had slightly solidified, and his strength had recovered by 10%, which made him very happy, because he felt that he had recovered so quickly due to the influence of the "upper immortal's" breath.
"A superior immortal is a superior immortal, and the energy breath that overflows from his body can actually speed up his own cultivation several times." The Daquan True Man was satisfied with the choice he made three years ago.
"Well, the Upper Immortal is about to wake up." In the midst of his thoughts, Daquan suddenly noticed that the body of the Immortal, who hadn't moved for three years, had moved slightly, and was busy turning over and kneeling beside him, waiting for the Immortal to wake up.
The light on Xiaotian's body flashed, and he completely withdrew his body, and Xiaotian's figure appeared completely.
Xiao Tian's eyes slowly opened, and looking to his left and right, he found himself floating in the air, and couldn't help but be shocked!
"Oops!" The little day woke up and fell to the ground with a "plop" and screamed out, strangely not feeling the pain as he fell from such a high place.
"Huh? What's going on here?" Goten shook the remaining rags on his body and looked at his exposed arms in amazement, his previously tanned skin had turned crystal clear and white like soft smooth transparent curd.
"Ah, so white, I don't want this!" Looking at such skin Little Heaven couldn't help but sigh long and sad, he didn't want to become like a woman!
"Supreme Immortal-" a weak voice rang out, and the kneeling Daquan dared not speak aloud as he watched Goten lose his temper.
"Huh? What kind of kid are you? Well, no, it's Shorty!" Little Heaven looked at the Daquan True Man strangely, seeing that the little man was small, but his face was old and strange.
"Upper Immortal, the younger generation is from the realm of cultivation-" for the Immortal Daquan True Man could not dare to prop it up.
"Upper Immortal? What did you call me? What upper immortal?" Little Tian was surprised at the way this little old man addressed him.
No matter how stupid the Daquan True Man was, he still found out what was wrong, Little Tian hadn't looked like an immortal at all since his awakening, instead he looked like an ordinary teenager in the mortal world.
"You are-" deterred by the sudden change in his physical body's demise three years ago, Daquan True Man still didn't dare to make a fuss and asked cautiously.
"I'm Feng Xiaotian of the Feng Clan, which village are you from?" Goten asked rhetorically.
"You're not a fairy?" Ignoring Goten's question, the Daquan True Man continued unrelentingly.
"What? A fairy? Of course not!"
"Then why are you here?"
"It's ah, it's a long story." Goten looked like Daquanjin didn't look like a bad guy and was short in stature, so he figured he wouldn't be a threat to himself, so he gave a general account of his experience.
"After eating the fruit that grew there in the pool and drinking some of the water in it, I thought I was dead, but I woke up again and saw you." Goten concluded.
"God willing! God willing!" Hearing Xiao Tian's words, Da Quan Zhen Man sighed sorrowfully to the heavens. The Daquan True Man had never thought that the Immortal in his mind was just a young boy from the mountains, but he had almost perished in the hands of a mortal child. But he also understood that with just the Vermilion Fruit and the Ten Thousand Year Cold Jade Marrow, the peasant boy would have exploded and died. Thinking of this, the Daquan True Man was a little envious of Xiao Tian's good fortune.
The reason for Tian's escape was that the Immortal Qi in his abdomen, the incompatible effects of the Vermilion Fruit and the Ten Thousand Year Cold Jade Chalcedony, should have resulted in Tian's death. The new species of Immortal Qi of the two yin and yang and transformed Little Heaven's flesh mortal body into an Immortal body within three years, this result was that even the original sealer of Immortal Qi was unexpected, the origin of the Immortal Qi in Little Heaven's abdomen was naturally related to Little Heaven's origin, not shown here for the time being, it would be explained later.
"And where are you from, uncle? Why did you fall into this valley too?" As the short man remained silent, Goten wondered where he was coming from.
"I, ah, it's even more of a long story." It turned out that this Daquan True Man was a person from the Shenzhou Continent's cultivation world, he was the head of a small sect, the Purple Cloud Sect, which had been passed down to their generation, and he was the only one left in the sect. A thousand years ago, he came to this valley occasionally while looking for a herb, and accidentally found this vermilion fruit growing here, and in his great joy, he calculated that it would mature in a thousand years, so he chiseled open the stone room and transplanted the Ten Thousand Year Cold Chalcedony and the vermilion fruit into it. It was also expected to be revived, but unexpectedly three years ago, he was a step late, but it was a cheap wind.
"Oh, you're a fairy who can fly?" Xiao Tian had also read quite a few Immortal legends in the Fengqing Confucian family's collection of books, and when he heard the Daquan True Man say so, he immediately respectfully asked with great interest.
"Ahem, well, this isn't it yet, it's sort of a preparatory Immortal! Uh, would you like to be a fairy?" The Daquan Zhenren suddenly asked, he fiercely thought that Xiao Tian's immortal body has become a true immortal, this boy is considered a true immortal, but he does not know it, if he can instruct him and teach him to cultivate, then the future of this boy will be boundless, and he really needs a reliable helper in this state, besides, staying by the child's side can at least speed up his own cultivation speed, even if he cultivates loose immortals will also save a lot of time! The.
"Being a fairy? Willingly!" The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you have a clear idea of where you are and where you are going. Little Heaven's mind already imagined himself becoming an immortal.
While others cultivate to become immortal, what would it bring to Little Heaven to cultivate only after becoming immortal? Stay tuned for the next chapter of the book, "Flying Out of the Valley".
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2020.09.22 23:54 OldmanRevived I saw two movies (The Secrets We Keep, The Nest}

First up was The Secrets We Keep
The main character in "The Secrets We Keep" is a survivor of Nazi persecution who has become detached and remote in the modern world. Maja is a transplanted Romanian, and in the years since World War II she has built a new life with her American husband, Lewis (Chris Messina), keeping her darkest memories to herself. In their unnamed town, Maja works with Lewis in his medical clinic. The year, apparently, is 1959; a time when rock 'n' roll was new and you could tell cars apart just by looking at them.
One day, Maja (Noomi Rapace) is in a park with her son Patrick (Jackson Vincent) when a man whistling jars her attention. She has heard that particular sound before. She is convinced she has heard the voice of man, calling to a dog in a German accent. She might have seen his face, too, but it's difficult to tell. Spying through a window, she decides it's unmistakable: This is indeed the onetime SS officer she blames for her younger sister's death, when they were among a group of Roma women set upon by Nazi soldiers after escaping a concentration camp at war's end.
The material takes bold chances, beginning with Maja lying in wait for the man when he gets off his shift at the refinery and kidnapping him in broad daylight. She drives him to a remote location where she's already dug a grave, but, unable to bring herself to do the deed, she takes him home. Tied to a chair in the basement, the man insists that he's a Swiss citizen named Thomas (Joel Kinnaman), but Maja remembers him as Karl.
Maja has some secrets of her own; secrets that she has kept from Lewis for 15 years. They met in Greece at a medical unit shortly after the war on the continent ended. He knows Maja suffered some kind of trauma. She has been having nightmares as long as Lewis has known her, but psychiatric treatment has alleviated the worst of it. She promises the captive neighbor that she will release him, to go elsewhere with his family and let her live with some peace, if he tells the truth, so her trauma can be confirmed. What she hopes to accomplish by doing this is something I do not intend to reveal.
When she informs Lewis of this, he becomes her accomplice. Subplots follow Lewis as he uses access to medical records to learn more about Thomas’s history, and Maja makes a connection to the marked man's wife, Rachel (Amy Seimetz), who's lost in confusion over his whereabouts. Thomas is either a decent man in a perilous situation or a louse who will hurt Maja if he gets free. The objective here, surprisingly, isn't to murder this man for his bad behavior. It's to decide whether his better half has endured a breakdown.
The tone of the film is set by Noomi Rapace, in what I suppose must be described as a fine performance, although she has little enough to work with. Maja was so shallow. She was all clothes and hair and endless cigarettes, and conversation that was never really adequate for the level she was aiming for. She also had a nasty habit of saying rude things to break up social events, and you can hardly blame Lewis for getting fed up - although he, too, was so lacking in ordinary human qualities.
"The Secrets We Keep" seems to evolve into a story about facing the realities and questions of vengeance, but ultimately, the story is nowhere as complex or tricky as it appears. Weaving in brief flashbacks to the original events, the movie is more notable for keeping a lid on the melodramatic potential of a somewhat implausible plot than for any explosive dramatic impact. If it's hardly the most searing depiction of Nazi war crimes, it also merits respect for not turning into a pulpy thriller, as one sometimes fears it will.
I found the movie absorbing in its details and persuasive in its performances, but the overall flight was somehow without lift. I wanted the tension wound tighter. The side relationships, with the wife and the daughter, were interesting in themselves but put the plot progress on hold. The movie as a whole lacks the conviction of a real story. It is more like a lush morality play, too leisurely in its storytelling, too sure of its morality. I had sympathy with the characters, but in keeping at arm's length from each other they also kept a certain distance from me. Perhaps the screenplay should have been kept simmering.

Next up was The Nest
In a way rarely seen, "The Nest" says all that can be said about a few days in the lives of its characters without seeming to say very much at all. It looks closely, burrows deep, considers the way in which lives have become pointless and therefore less meaningful. It uses fairly radical filmmaking techniques to penetrate this truth, and employs them so casually that they seem quite natural. Perhaps the best way to approach a subject of bewildering complexity is with simplicity.
Here is a film about monstrous selfishness - about people whose minds are focused exclusively on their own needs. They use the language of sharing and caring when it suits them, but only to their own ends. When the story begins, Rory (Jude Law) is an ex-commodities broker who has been living with his wife Allison (Carrie Coon) and their two kids Ben (Charlie Shotwell) and Sam (Oona Roche) in America to be closer to Allison's family. Rory has grown bored of chasing fortune in the U.S. and enacts a plan to return to his old firm, convincing Allison to move the family back to his native England and into an old country manor they can't really afford.
It seems ideal: a manor in the English countryside, with more space than this family of four could possibly occupy on their own. But the family's adjustment doesn't go well. Allison has a passion for horseback riding and had a career teaching it back home, but now, she only has her horse, transported from home and clearly agitated from the trip or its new surroundings, and Rory's promise that he'll have some stables built. He'll even build a school for his wife, so that she can live the dream of being her own boss.
The story is set at some point during the 1980s, and Rory senses a change in the business landscape coming. Regulations will be loosened, and companies, like the investment firm in London where he took the job that led to the family's manor, will be able to take advantage for their own gain. The new opportunity effectively depends on him being able to persuade his old boss Arthur (Michael Culkin) into accepting a buyout from an American company for which Rory would get a finder's fee. When that falls through, the bills stop getting paid, and Allison is forced to become the first farmhand in the South Downs to own a chinchilla coat.
We see the kids and all of their potential begin to falter. We watch Allison trying to claim whatever control she might have over own life, from hiding a stash of cash from Rory to becoming more irritated with her horse's apparent disobedience. Rory's background was one of limited means and so his idea of happiness is somewhat skewed; he is tirelessly constructing an extravagant self-image to mask his working-class origins. But it means he's often blinded to what his family really needs, and so as he pushes them further and further into a financial bracket they cannot easily sustain, cracks start to appear.
That's it in terms of story. Out of its simplicity, though, comes the film's capacity to transcend that simplicity. If it were anything more, we would instead be paying attention to the plot mechanics. "The Nest" instead tries to intrigue us simply as a tragicomic portrait of discontented people in trying circumstances, and an embarrassment in social situations that borders on pathology. Law's best scenes are when he doggedly tries to keep smiling as his lifestyle grows grim and depressing. He's sold himself on life as a rich man, and is beginning to realize he is his only customer.
Writer-director Sean Durkin works with the most delicate precision to achieve exactly what he desires. The payoff for his method comes in scenes like the film's two very long and unbroken takes, when he calls on his actors to use the disciplines of the stage as well as the screen. What is fascinating and ingenious about "The Nest" is that nothing need be anticipated, not even the possibility of a sudden twist or con. In scenes of flawless timing, logic and execution, Durkin improvises and perhaps even surprises himself at where he ends up.
Most movies begin by knowing everything about their characters. Here the movie seems to make discoveries as it goes along; it really feels as if the story is as surprising to the characters as it is to us. Performances make a great contribution to the film's effectiveness. Jude Law creates a kind of heroism in Rory: It's not that we like him or approve of him, but that we must admire the dogged way he sticks to his guns and forges ahead through misery, anger and despair. Coon's performance is carnal, verbally facile, physically uninhibited and charged with intelligence. Not many actresses could have played this character, and fewer still could give us the same withheld emotion.
Films like "The Nest" leave some audiences unsettled, because they do not proceed predictably according to the rules. But they are immediately available to our emotions, and we fall into a kind of waking trance, as if being told a story at an age when we half-believed everything we heard. It is not about the plight of this family but about their opportunities, and how in their disorganized, slightly goofy way they persist in seeking the good and the true. Still, if "The Nest" amounts to an elaborate exercise in style, at least it matches the material. Rory's obsessions are all surface and no depth. For better or worse, the movie follows him into that void.
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2020.09.22 20:32 kRO720 Raising funds for my Dad's Kidney Transplant.

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well.
My Dad was diagnosed with a Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) back in 2018 and is on hemodialysis ever since. He is still working, but due to COVID-19 his work days were shorten, I was able to help them pay bills on dialysis before but I lost my job months ago also due to COVID-19 and finding a job has not been good to me lately, it's pretty depressing. But I will keep trying.
I will be donating my kidneys to him and we have been testing a lot, recently our tissue typing test came back and we are a good match but there are still a few tests, we need help because having this transplant is very expensive in my country but I really, really want my dad to get better.
Your donation will all go to my dad's tests,transplant, and medicines.
GoGetFunding Link (I can't create a funding page on GoFundMe because I am not in a supported country)
Your support will mean so much to me and my family, any amount is a big help. Even just sharing the crowdfunding site to your social media is a big help.
Thank you for taking the time to read, I apologize for my English. It is not my first language.
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2020.09.22 19:33 J_Binx [REQUEST] Looking for positive vibes and prayers for my brother and sister-in-law.

[FULFILLED ] You guys are amazingly wonderful! I could feel all those good vibes, thoughts and prayers from this group! The surgery went easy-peasy! My sister-in-lawvis already headed home! My brother's numbers are EXTREMELY perfect! Much love and virtual hugs!
Hey Reddit family! My brother has been on the kidney transplant list for several years. My family recently discovered that our sister-in-law is a match! They head to the hospital today to get the kidney moved from one to the other! I know that we can send positive vines/prayers out to the universe better with more voices! Any thoughts, vibes, prayers you can send t my family would be VERY much appreciated!
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2020.09.22 13:31 liverhelplineindia Types of Liver Tranplantation in India - Liverhelplineindia

What Are The Different Types Of Liver Transplant?

There are various types of liver transplant depending upon the source of the liver to be transplanted. Following are the different types of liver transplantation:
Living donor liver transplant: Living donor liver transplantation is the process in which a healthy person donates a portion of his liver for the patient whose liver is completely damaged. This type of transplantation uses the feature of liver regeneration. The remaining liver gets regenerated in the donor while the transplanted liver portion grows into a complete liver in the recipient. The liver is divided into various segments and grafting of a segment is done depending upon the requirement of the patient. Such type of liver transplant reduces waiting time, flexibility in the schedule of surgery and increase the survival rate. Research indicates that people who have a liver from a living donor have a high survival rate as compared to people who get the liver from a deceased donor.
Deceased donor liver transplant: It is the most common liver transplant process. In this type of transplantation, the liver to be transplanted comes from a deceased donor. The donor may either have cardiac death or brain death. Strict guidelines are followed to certify a patient as brain dead. Braindead patients do not have any brain function but the other organs including liver are in good condition. Sometimes the patient has low brain function and is not fulfilling the criteria of brain death, however, with the consent of the relatives, the life support system of such patients can be removed. In such a case, the death is not considered as brain death rather a cardiac death. Livers obtained from the cardiac death patients are at increased risk of organ dysfunction, biliary complications, and thrombosis of the hepatic artery.
Split liver transplantation: Split liver transplantation involves splitting the liver obtained from a deceased donor to two patients requiring liver transplantation. Split liver transplantation increases the number of cadaveric grafts.

Who Can Donate A Liver?

A healthy person can donate a liver. A comprehensive evaluation of the health of a living donor is conducted before certify him as a donor. The donor should be a good match for the patient to reduce the risk of rejection. The living donor should not have any underlying medical condition. He should avoid smoking 1-2 months before surgery to limit the complications. Other tests that are performed on the living donor are Ultrasound, X-ray and Electrocardiogram.

What Are The Risks For The Donor?

With the advancement in technology, donating a liver is safe. However, it is major surgery and like other major surgeries, it has some inherent risks. The donor may have a risk of bleeding, infection, clotting, allergic reactions and complications in nearby organs. The living donor has increased risk of hernia or bile leakage. In very rare cases, the liver stops functioning normally.

In Which Patients Liver Transplant Cannot Be Done?

Whether liver transplantation should be done in the patient is decided by the transplant surgeons. Following are some of the conditions in which living transplant is no recommended:
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2020.09.21 19:49 eazyduzzitt Hope

Hi All,
I wanted to share my story in hopes of getting some feed back or what to expect during a liver transplant.
20+ years ago my mom was diagnosed with Hep C. She didnt tell anyone and the disease became very dormant. Three years ago we went on a trip to our home country (Cambodia) and we became very ill especially my mom. She was diagnosed with severe food poisoning and had E.coli. When we came back to the states her health began to deteriorate. It started with jaundice and severe ascites and then limbs became swolen. We didnt know much on how to navigate the health care system. My mom didnt know or cared enough to acquire health insurance and neither did I. Her first rounds of the ER became more and more morbid. The doctors kept telling me she needs to see a hepatologist and that she is in dire need of a liver transplant. Her meld score at the time was 14. All of this was scary and we didnt know what to do.
After acquiring health insurance from her (medi-cal) and then finding a hepatologist we were able to cure her Hep C thru epclusa. After her current hepatologist told us she doesnt need a liver transplant and she should begin living a healthy life. But this wasnt true her health began to fail. And after each ER visits it and more talks with the physician treating her. The situation was more and more worse.
She started visiting the ER for ascites drain and to treat her fevers every 3 months. And then 2020 came and she was more fearful to go to the ER and began treating herself with natural remedies she began peeling bananas and laying it on her stomach.
But that soon changed in the last month, she had to get herself into the ER. So we made her go.. and it became more frequent. After she was discharged the doctors would explain to me that she doesnt have much life yet and she should start hospice. The last conversation I had with the doctors was "say your goodbyes, make sure she's comfortable and begin preparing arrangement for her passing". This was last last thursday.
So upon visiting her last week she was skin and bones and a swolen stomach with jaundice. She told me to sign some papers and began telling me stories of how she raised us. Told me they bought a burial ground for her. And made me sign some properties to add to my name. And then told me to check the glove of my vehicle and I found a wod of cash she had stored in there.
It was upsetting, it was probably one of the best days I spent with her and she began to tell me all the things she wished she couldve done. And how much she loved us.
So I made an appointment with her primary upon the visit with her primary. I asked the doctor we should put her on hospice care and make sure she's comfortable. And he said why? Are you guys giving up? And I said no but I dont know what else to do. And then he said take her to Loma Linda I'll make some calls and they should be expecting you.
We immediately took her to Loma Linda and upon arrival was greeted with many happy faces and help like we've never had. They admitted her in the late hours of the night and asked if I could go home. The next day I went to go visit her and was met with 10+ doctors, specialties of all sorts. And Dr. Volk I will never forget his name walked over to my mom and held her and said we're going to heal you and make you whole. Then turned over to me and said we're going to add you mom on the transplant list.
I was shocked.. unable to comprehend what just happened and was transitioning from "goodbye mom" to wtf is going on now this cant be real.
The team of doctors began to discuss with me the procedures of getting her a liver. And never have I ever felt so much at peace within these last three years. They're giving my mom a fighting chance. Within the couple of days of her stay they ran a multitude of tests.
Colonoscopy.
Endoscopy.
XRAYS
MRI
CAT SCANS
Heart Stress Test
Pap smear
It was like a self sufficient machine in this hospital and my mom meld score began to go lower and lower. And now they're telling us there waiting for meld score to reach at least 30 to begin the operation. She's currently at 29.
I'm sharing this because I do believe our health care system needs work.. and you can't settle for one doctor's opinion you would need to keep scouring until you cant look further. I am very optimistic she will have a liver and begin to live a second life. Thank you for reading and if you could share your experiences that'd be great as well!!
Here is a photo of me and my mom..
https://imgur.com/a/g9wJnJ3

UPDATE:

They are releasing her home on thursday they were able to fasttrack her tests and put her on the list. We were assigned a transplant coordinator. And told us as soon as we find a matching liver we will call you. And if she has more fluids in the belly or if she feels weak they told us to call the coordinator asap to arrange hospital visits and things of that nature.

It's a bleak contrast from "put your mom on hospice" to "we're going to find a liver for her". Had I known this process or chosen Loma Linda 3 years ago we mightve been able to avoid all the heartache and unnecessary stress.
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2020.09.20 21:55 chasecrosswa 31[M4F]Seattle - Dom ISO for his Opposite-Yet-Equal Cis-Female Sub partner

I'd like to preface my post by saying that I do not intend to physically meet up with anyone until we've both determined we've successfully social distanced from people for, at least, two weeks. I also would like to this moment to encourage everyone else to also practice social responsibility by staying home and avoid physical encounters. This pandemic is STILL a serious issue and if you want to protect your loved ones, the best thing to do is avoid all risks of being a carrier. Trust me, I know what's it's like to be overwhelmingly lonely -and horny- but health takes precedence.
With that said...
Hello, everyone. My name is Chase. I’m a Dominant/Master who is 31yo, an INFJ, transplant from California, feminist, proud nerd, photography and astronomy enthusiast. I spend most of my free time exploring the Seattle area, exploring new restaurants, and scouting out places to photograph. Alternatively, I can also be a homebody so I do love my days-ins. I can be an adult when the situation calls for it, but honestly, I feel no shame whatsoever in laughing at old memes or dumb youtube videos.
So, I'm seeking Someone who is my opposite and yet my equal. My ideal partner is someone whom I can teach to be the ideal submissive. On the other hand, she is also someone whom can teach me to be the ideal dom. Perfection is by no means a pretense of mine and I would expect us both to learn from our mistakes as well as our successes. Trust, comfort and safety take precedent overall else. I feel that if I, for whatever reason, fail to adequately provide even one of the three, I fail as a partner and dominant. This is also why I also value open-communication
What I’m looking for: I’m primarily seeking a mutually nurturing and fulfilling long-term, monogamous, in-person relationship with a D/S dynamic with someone who identifies as cis-female. I strongly prefer someone who is around my age or younger and someone who is petite to athletic. I will consider every message I receive, though. Personality-wise, my partner would be extroverted, spontaneous, passionate, confident and energetic. She craves adventure, excitement and is likely to smile and laugh. Think Daisy Ridley offset (God, I adore her!)
I have a great admiration for women who are strong, independent, knows exactly what she wants from herself and her partner(s), won’t let inhibition get the better of them and are able to fully embrace their kinks and desires. With that in mind, I have a desire for a sub who is physically-affectionate, service-orientated, slutty, obedient, sexually-inclined and intuitive on how to please her simaster. So, I'm in search for someone who proudly claims ownership of her own life and craves for the release of submission knowing that it won’t compromise her integrity as a strong individual. Basically, my ideal partner is a strong submissive.
I’m exceptionally turned on by objectification so my ideal partner would be someone who is either tolerant of being treated like a toy or turned on by it. Otherwise, I greatly appreciate child-like innocence. In other words: a sub whose spectrum can range from Little to Slave When things get hot, intense and intimate, I would expect my partner to behave like the submissive that she is. She would also be my “sex slave”, “cock whore”, “grope toy”, “cum slut” or any other arbitrarily demeaning noun I can assign to her. She’ll be someone whom I’ll teach, tie up, protect, spank, reward, collar and leash among other things. I’d love someone who will cook for me wearing nothing but an apron and butt plug. Or will willingly wear a harness underneath her clothing for the whole day when I want her to. Or will immediately drop her panties to the floor when I order her to. And so on, and so on, and so on.
And when it’s all said and done… She can gently and safely step down from sub-space so that she can spend time with me doing other things. Vanilla things. This includes going out to do things like exploring, checking festivals, hiking, watching films, checking out new restaurants or going on roadtrips. Alternatively, we could have days-ins where we can enjoy playing Mario Kart/Smash Bros, binge-watching Netflix/movies or cuddling. Preferably while watching Marvel or Disney films. Honestly: I've got a giant weakness for them.
What I have to offer: Affection, comfort, intellectual stimulation, emotional security, loyalty, total safety, private play space, check-ins and mandatory post-play aftercare, unconditional nerdy trivia and mean-ass steak and the best gluten-free pho you’ve ever had!
If you’re wondering about my end goal, it’s this: This isn’t strictly a kink-relationship. I also want it to be a vanilla one. If the stars-align and we match up perfectly, minds and hearts, I’ll undoubtedly would like to have a future with you. Bring you home to meet my mom; visit Disneyland together; possibly get married; have children. But for now, one step at a time, right?
In any event, I sincerely thank you all for taking the time to visit and read through my ad. I apologize if it seems long-winded or overly-demanding. I'm just over-elaborate more than anything, heh. But if I somehow managed to entice you and appeal to your interests, feel free to message me! Alternatively, if you know someone who may match my interests and vice versa, please pass along my ad.
Either way, I hope you all have a wonderful week!
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2020.09.19 13:08 Robbiersa Circa '60s B&O Beovox 2200 "vibrating"

Hi! Pardon what might be an obvious question. Could someone please tell me that the "crackle" or "rattle" that the midi speaker is making on lower tones doesn't mean the speaker is blown? I'll be shattered if the speaker is destroyed. If I support the dust cover ever so slightly, the rattle stops while supported. Obviously gets worse with higher volume.
And if it's bad news for me, what are your suggestions to remedy this? Source a matching unit to transplant? Buy 2 new good ones and change the midi in both? Modern tech? Brand? I should state I don't have cash to throw around. Thanks guys and gals.
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2020.09.18 08:50 hentaimilk Stem cell transplant in less than 6 days.

I (female,23) apologize if this is all over the place first and foremost. As the title says, I’m going in to city of hope for my stem cell transplant. After two perfect matches declined(which is fine) I have been found a partial match. I’m so scared honestly. Any advice and words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. If you’ve had a stem cell transplant, how long was your hospital stay and how long did it take for you to start feeling “normal” ish again. I appreciate any responses, thank you!
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2020.09.17 15:41 ShadesofNormal Practice MMI questions based on the hit TV show House

  1. A 16 y/o patient needs a bone marrow transplant but has emancipated and estranged herself from her family and refuses to contact them for a match (she accidentally killed her younger brother when taking care of him). What would you do in this situation?
  2. A military pilot comes to you with a large sum of money to treat something life threatening but treatable, but the pilot insists on getting treatment under the table and refuses to treat it on the record since it threatens her promotion to become an astronaut. What do you do?
  3. A woman needs a kidney transplant, and her girlfriend is a match and is willing to give the woman her kidney. Without the kidney the woman will die in two days. However, the woman has told you that she plans on breaking up with her girlfriend. How do you proceed?
  4. A formerly obese but now healthy and slim woman has a symptom that is treatable if she removes a gastric bypass and goes onto a high carb diet, but she refuses since doesn't want to be fat again. How do you approach?
  5. A man arrives at the emergency room to find his wife has passed in a car crash. In the same hospital, another patient needs a heart transplant or will die in a few days. The wife's heart is a match for the patient, but the husband is not ready to let go of her yet. How do you approach the situation?
  6. A wife and husband comes into the hospital and it's determined that the wife has an STI, but they've been married for many years, indicating at least one of them has been unfaithful. How would you present the news to this couple?
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2020.09.17 04:56 GiftOfLifePLCPCC FELLOW ROTARACTORS LETS SAVE LIVES!

Hello everyone I am in Rotaract Club at CPCC in North Carolina. In this pandemic it is hard to get the word out on issues that are so important to us. I know we are all hard working individuals who love serving our communities. So I wanted to share this with you all since I feel like you would all like to help. Read down below to see how we can save lives from home.
Cancer is a word nobody ever wants to hear. A patient is diagnosed with blood cancer every 3 minutes. However, there is something we can do to beat this terrible reality. As individuals in this society we often forget that we all have the power to make a difference. With advances in medicine, there is something we can all do about this. The Gift of Life Marrow Registry cures blood cancer through cellular therapy. It takes one cheek swab to find out if you could be a match for someone. There is a 1/1000 chance you will be a match. But if you are a match, you are possibly the only individual on this whole planet that could save that persons life. You can be that person for someone, the person who decided to swab, a possible life saver.
🧡Do you want to swab?🧡
(EVERYTHING IS FREE OF CHARGE)
-Must be between the ages of 18-35 and in the U.S.- How does it work?
•You click the link in bio or below (whichever works)
*Click “Get swabbed”
*Fill out information
*Mail back swab kit
What if you are a match?
80% of transplants are stem cells through blood. 20% donate marrow. * You will get an initial blood test to see if you are a perfect match * You will then do the “transplant” which is a very similar process to donating blood, the only pain will be the initial pinch of the needle * You just saved a life.

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(If you have any questions, feel free to message me)
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2020.09.17 00:25 Regenerative_Med_Bot Bioengineers have created miniature intestines in a dish that match up anatomically and functionally to the real thing better than any other lab-grown tissue models. The new technology is an important step towards enabling drug testing, personalized medicine, and perhaps, one day, transplantations.

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2020.09.16 23:12 TX908 Next-gen organoids grow and function like real tissues and match up anatomically and functionally to the real thing better than any other lab-grown tissue models. New organoid technology is a step towards enabling drug testing, personalized medicine, and perhaps, one day, transplantations.

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2020.09.16 21:43 LingonberryRum Questions about kidney donation and lack of familial support

Hi Everyone! I’m new to the sub and joined since I’m thinking about donating my kidney to one of my bf’s family member who needs it. I’m 23F, so I’m definitely young, but donation is something I’ve always considered doing and when I learned that my bf’s uncle was on the transplant list I offered to get tested to see if I’m a match especially since I’m type O. My bf and his family have been super supportive. His aunt (recipient’s wife) has told me more than once that she’s just happy that I offered and that she won’t hold anything against me if I pull out for any reason. These reassurances have been incredibly helpful since it makes me feel like this is actually my decision.
The issue however is my Mom. My Dad has kept quiet about the whole thing and is letting me make my own decision. My mom, however, initially showed signs of support before telling me she doesn’t want to me to do it and is being incredibly negative about it. She keeps bringing up all the worst case scenarios including what if a non-existent future child needs a kidney transplant. She’s also fixating on the potential risk of me ending up on dialysis should I develop ESRD despite it not running in my family. I told my parents today that I’d talked to the kidney transplant nurse coordinator and about her responses to my Mom’s concern about ESRD. My mom completely blew off my response and suggested blood donation or marrow donation instead. Neither of those suggestions help with the fact that a person I know needs a kidney. We’ve done some back and forth, but she hasn’t responded since.
Does anyone have any experience with a parent or family member being negative and/or trying to talk them out of donating? If so, what worked for you?
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2020.09.16 18:02 autotldr Bioengineers have created miniature intestines in a dish that match up anatomically and functionally to the real thing better than any other lab-grown tissue models. The new technology is an important step towards enabling drug testing, personalized medicine, and perhaps, one day, transplantations.

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 72%. (I'm a bot)
The idea is to use stem cells to build miniature tissues and organs that accurately resemble and behave like their real counterparts.
Established methods of making organoids come with considerable drawbacks: stem cells develop uncontrollably into circular and closed tissues that have a short lifespan, as well as non-physiological size and shape, all of which result in overall anatomical and/or physiological inconsistency with real-life organs.
Now, scientists from the group led by Matthias Lütolf at EPFL's Institute of Bioengineering have found a way to "Guide" stem cells to form an intestinal organoid that looks and functions just like a real tissue.
Published in Nature, the method exploits the ability of stem cells to grow and organize themselves along a tube-shaped scaffold that mimics the surface of the native tissue, placed inside a microfluidic chip.
The stem cells didn't just adopt to the shape of the scaffold, they produced all the key differentiated cell types found in the real gut, with some rare and specialized cell types normally not found in organoids.
Intestinal tissues are known for the highest cell turnover rates in the body, resulting in a massive amount of shed dead cells accumulating in the lumen of the classical organoids that grow as closed spheres and require weekly breaking down into small fragments to maintain them in culture.
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2020.09.16 17:14 EPFL_News Bioengineers have created miniature intestines in a dish that match up anatomically and functionally to the real thing better than any other lab-grown tissue models. The new technology is an important step towards enabling drug testing, personalized medicine, and perhaps, one day, transplantations.

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2020.09.15 20:46 kRO720 A little assistance for my dad's kidney transplant.

Hi it's me again (Previous post)
The results from me and my dad's tissue typing test just came back, the good news is that we are a match! a few more test and then we'll be having the kidney transplant. Unfortunately things aren't looking good for us on the financial side, but hey I had a job interview awhile ago and I'm feeling confident, I hope that I'll get the job.
Btw, my crowd funding just got approved (If this is not allowed I'll remove it)
GoGetFunding Link
Thank you, hope you are all having a great day!
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