Doc Buboy's Kidney Transplant Fund

For: Narciso Tapia
Organizer: Narciso Tapia
Doc Buboy's Kidney Transplant Fund (Narciso Tapia)
$338
of $25,000 goal.
Raised by 5 donors
1% Complete
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The Story

Narciso Tapia, Taps, Doc Buboy, Kuya B or Buboy has dedicated his entire life molding future doctors, medtechs and nurses. Through his blogs, he has promoted his city and his advocacies of public health and social change. His wish is simple. That he be able to continue his life's work. But polycystic kidney disease (PKD) has destroyed his kidneys and now at the young age of 39, he needs a transplant. Before his transplant, he will have to undergo hemodialysis. One of his kidneys will also be removed. After the transplant, he has to take expensive immunosuppressive or anti-rejection drugs. Let us not let PKD destroy his wish. A donation of any amount will certainly be appreciated.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 23, 2012

Posted on November 23, 2012

Fistula was not successfully made so the plan is to have a permcath on another site days before nephrectomy. Meanwhile, tissue typing, CMV, EBV and PRA testing has been done. Potential donor also underwent tissue typing and crossmatching.

Thank you to Anonymous donation, by the way.

Posted on November 4, 2012

Posted on November 4, 2012

Thanks JP for your donation! Your contribution is really apprecited.

Posted on October 31, 2012

Posted on October 31, 2012

As per latest ultrasound (October 25, 2012), the cysts in both kidneys have grown. The largest in the right kidney measures 6.5 cm x 5.7 cm (previous 6.5 x 5.7 cm) while the largest in the left measures 8.6 x 7.7 cm (previous 7.5 x 5.2 cm). The serum creatinine (an indicator of kidney function) rose from 8.20 mg/dl from 9.46. Surgery to create an AV fistula in preparation for hemodialysis is scheduled this November 6.

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