I am also a kidney transplant recipient and have some of the same questions. I was advised by a friend who is a physician to search for someone who is already living in Ecuador and successfully managing a kidney transplant regarding a nephrologist they receive treatment by and ease/difficulty obtaining the requisite antirejection drugs we must take. I just did a search on this site and found yours to be the only post regarding kidney transplant. One result of a Google search I just performed rendered the following information which is encouraging since it shows that at that time (the 1960s) both tacrolimus (Prograf) and mycophenolate (Cellcept) were being used by at least that particular medical center.
“Full text – DSpace – Universiteit Utrecht
In 1963, a team of surgeons in Ecuador performed the first human hand transplant. ….. of an extremity composite tissue allograft with FK506-mycophenolate mofetil therapy. …… regeneration provided by the primary anti-rejection drug, tacrolimus, being used in these …… comprehend the life changes transplantation will bring.”
I will continue my search for more information. Please post if you find any more current information.