Sunday, 26 July 2009

Waiting time

Lots of people have emailed their best wishes - thank you so much for all the support. Both Vicky and I will be calling on all the offers of support when the time comes! Talking of which, there was a critical piece of information I managed to miss out of the postings about the assessment - the likely waiting time.

I was told that for someone of my blood group (O+) and height the wait would be 6-8 months. However, it really is a one-on-one matching process so it all depends when the organs turn up. Being O+ is both good and bad. Good in that it is a common blood group so it is more likely any given donor will match. Bad in that it is a common blood group so more people on the list will also be O+ and might also be suitable for the lungs.

So, it could be a day or it could be a year, but it is most likely to be 6-8 months.

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