A man from California has offered to hand over his pickup truck, a trailer and one of his kidneys in exchange for a liver patch that would save his wife's life.
Doctors diagnosed Marie Robinson, 61, with cirrhosis of the liver three years ago. She is currently one of 18,000 people on an organ transplantation waiting list, Fox Affiliate KMPH.com reported
Her husband, 55-year-old Verlon Robinson, offered his 2004 Dodge Pickup, but he is not sure English: www. German: www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…=view&id=167 "We've been married for 25 years and it breaks my heart when I think about losing them," he wrote in a Facebook post. "I would do anything to do business with her, but as you know, this is impossible, so please, if you are O positive or negative blood type and would consider giving her some of your liver, we have one Insurance that would cover all surgeries Ps I have good kidneys and I would throw one in, "he said. [1
According to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, which handles Marie, warned Verlon that he could not offer any material goods in return for One organ updated his status to make it clear that he had "taken my truck and trailer off the market […] but they said I could still offer my kidney, so the kidney is still out there."
The couple often travel the three-hour journey from their home in Sanger, California, to San Francisco for Marie to make appointments.
"There are so many people who are sick and need help, and I'm just one of them, I just have a wonderful husband, who is ready to give everything. " Marie tells KMPH
Cirrhosis of the liver occurs when the organ is damaged, it tries to repair itself and scars form, causing it to stop functioning properly. Symptoms of the disease include fatigue, bleeding and bruising easily, itchy skin, jaundice, confusion, drowsiness and slurred speech. But these are generally not noticeable until the organ is very damaged.
Verlon told KMPH.com that over time, Marie gets more and more confused and forgets who or where she is more often.
The University of California Medical Center, San Francisco (UCSF), accepts organ donation applications on its website. Since the liver can regenerate uniquely, a piece of the organ can be safely donated. Within eight weeks, the liver of the donor is usually back to normal.
The donors must meet not only the blood type of the recipient, but also certain criteria, including a weight between 18 and 55 years, without major diseases. You can not smoke even six weeks before surgery.