TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT WANTS A KIDNEY "PEP-TALK"

Oct 21, 2012

By Bob Sheppard

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Double-lung transplant recipient Helene Campbell says her recovery is going “fairly well” except for a problem with blood circulation.

The 21-year-old Ottawa native says on her blog that though her lungs are producing the right amount of oxygen, her red blood cells aren’t properly circulating the oxygen around her body.

Campbell wrote in a post earlier this week that doctors suspect the problem lies with her kidneys.

She tweeted that her kidneys need some “pep talks” and called on the Twitterverse to cheer her organs up.

She says her recovery is otherwise progressing well, and that her lungs have not contracted any infections or been rejected by her body — common issues for transplant recipients.

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