" After my transplant, I want to live my life to the fullest. I hope to see my children attend college, get married, and begin their own families."
Avram— POtential kidney Transplant Recipient
My name is Avram, and I am asking for your help to save my life.
I am on the kidney transplant list at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey.
I live a slow, laid-back life and love fishing, skiing, going for boat rides, sightseeing, and cleaning around my house. I have three wonderful and talented children who are all honors students, play music, and swim. I’ve taken care of them since they were born until January, 2022 when I was hospitalized and began dialysis.
I have end-stage renal disease and inherited polycystic kidney disease, from my beloved mom.
I’m on dialysis seven days a week eleven hours each session. I have been waiting for a transplant for three months and dream of doing all the things I used to be able to do, and taking advantage of life to do much more. I also hope to see my children attend college, get married, and begin their own families.
I am looking for a living donor so I can return to a normal life. I am asking this of both friends and strangers, because I have no immediate family that are a match. I have tried searching for donors through all types of media but so far have not had any luck. Living donor transplants generally have better outcomes and can be arranged at a time convenient for both parties. No waiting and wondering while my body continues to weaken. I have Type A+ blood. Even if you do not have the same blood type, you can donate as part of a paired exchange program. If you choose to be a non-anonymous donor, I am sure we will be lifelong friends.
The first step is to contact my transplant center using the information in the box below. The entire process is strictly confidential and medical costs are covered by my insurance. Please review existing Living Donor Benefits to determine which apply to you. If you are not eligible for a tax credit, I can reimburse for donation related expenses as permissible by law. In addition, the American Transplant Foundation has financial assistance available to cover any lost wages while you donate for those who are eligible after donation.
Thank you for considering saving my life.
With deep gratitude,
To Become My Living Donor:
Please call my transplant center below and mention my name: Avram
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