Two days ago I got a letter in the mail stating that while I was determined a match for the patient, he or she is not able to receive a transplant at this point. I hope this is because he or she is doing well, but I fear the opposite is true.
This experience has taught me to be selfless; to ponder and to take lessons from helping others in a way I never thought possible. At this point my name (and updated information) will be added back in the pile. Now that they know more about me there is more of a likelihood I will be matched to someone. They also might contact me if the patient is ready to receive a transplant in the future.
Until then that is the end of that.