Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    If you have had an organ transplant then you may want to also become a member of these communities if they are applicable to your condition to share your experience:
    Diabetes and Kidney Community
    Kidney Disorders Community
    WebMD Diabetes Community
    WebMD Hepatitis Community
    WebMD Heart Disease Community
    my dad
    ninigood72 posted:
    My dad is currently on dialysis and recently had a series of complications. He developed TIA's (ischmatic small strokes) and is now on blood thinners and heparin drip. He is still in the hospital, and yesterday, the cardiologist told him he has water around his heart, which is common on dialysis and a valve calcification. He was recently cleared for transplant and I was going to be worked-up to be his donor. Now i am wondering, is he still a candidate for kidney transplant??

    A concerned daughter:)
    mrscora01 responded:
    You will have to talk to the transplant center to find out for sure. I had a friend who had many heart complications but eventually recovered his health enough to undergo a transplant. It is possible that you may have to wait a while until he has got his strength up again and is stable. I would talk to his coordinator and see what is going on and what they feel are the requirements for him to get back on the list (I imagine he has been de-listed with all the health issues).

    Sorry I can't be more help.


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    19 years out: post kidney transplant,Diabetic,triple by pass on heart,every side effect from diabetes are present and getting very hard to deal with. ...More

    Helpful Tips

    Tattoos after Transplant
    Hello friends I am 8 months after double transplant..Liver and Kidney. I too would like to get a tattoo. my doctors do not have an answer ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.