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Thom has type 2 diabetes and blood pressure issues, and his doctors test his kidney function on a regular basis. Through routine blood and urine tests, doctors discovered his kidney failure, and in May he was added to the kidney transplant list at the University of Toledo Medical Center.
“In order to qualify for the kidney transplant list, you have to be pretty healthy,” Thom says. “You have to be able to handle the surgery and to be a good steward of the kidney. They don’t want to give a kidney to someone who smokes or has an unhealthy lifestyle. That has been a really interesting education.”
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