Anya Ahuja

General Questions

How old are you?

17

Where are you from?

Bay Area CA

Transplant

What was your transplant?

Kidney, received April 10, 2013

What was your condition that led to the transplant?

autoimmune disease microscopic polyangiitis

How long did you wait for your transplant?

1 year

What was life like waiting for the transplant?

I couldn’t go to school for 6 weeks (I was 11 at the time). I had to hire a tutor for homeschool.

How was the road to recovery?

I could eat more food – I couldn’t eat sodium, phosphorus, potassium – and I could swim and be more active.

Was there any complications from the surgery?

Nope 🙂

What are you most excited about after being healthy?

Having more freedom with my life.

Donor

Do you know your donor?

My dad was the donor.

My dad was a living donor – he is a healthy adult.

Why did your dad decide to donate?

Both my mom and dad were tested to be my donor, but my dad was the match.

What does your future look like?

For now, college. But hopefully a healthy life, and a happy one.

What would you say to people considering to be an organ donor?

Do it. Especially as a living donor, because most people on the transplant list are waiting for kidneys.

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