Think about what you would do if someone you loved needed a kidney or liver. Both of those organs can be donated while the donor is still alive, but finding living donors isn’t easy.

 

According to the American Transplant Foundation, Phyllis is one of 2,400 Coloradans waiting for organ transplant. 2,300 of those people need a kidney or liver. Phyllis’ doctors say the best option for her is a living donor.

 

The American Transplant Foundation says being a living donor is easier than you might think and it starts with a simple blood test .

 

To be a kidney donor: you need to be in good physical shape. You can’t have kidney stones, heart disease or diabetes. Age is not necessarily an excluding factor. Some donors are in their 50s or even older.

 

To find out how you can be a living donor, call the American Transplant Foundation at: 303-757-0959. You can also email Anastasia Darwish, Executive Director of the American Transplant Foundation: Anastasia@americantransplantfoundation.org

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