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Re: [IP] Islet Cell Transplant



I wrote letters to many places doing the study and a few told me that you
can still have children even while taking anti rejections drugs with no harm
to the child.  Most (like the one in Memphis, TN) have a policy that you are
not pregnant when they do the transplant and you won't get pregnant within 3
years after.  Some have told me that you wouldn't want to take the druge
they are using while pregnant, though.  I guess the studies are all using
different anti rejection drugs afterwardss.  I would advise you to write to
the various places and ask what is thei policy on pregnancy during and after
tx, and also find out specifically what drugs they are using.  Then you can
ask a pharmacist about all the drugs and effect on a fetus.  Good luck!

Julie


----- Original Message -----
From: "CLGLOEDE" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 9:25 PM
Subject: [IP] Islet Cell Transplant


> Has anyone here on the list had an Islet cell transplant.  I am
researching
> the possibility and found out from Univ. of Minnesota I am a good
candidate.
> I would really like to go through with it and it would be free since it is
> still experimental. The only thing is I would still like to have one more
> child and once I have the transplant I would not be able to carry a child
> because of the anti rejection drugs I would have to be on.  So... does
anyone
> have any information for me??  Thanks
> Jenni
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