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My name is Dick, and I am asking for your help to save my life.

I am on the kidney transplant list at Centura Porter Transplant Center in Denver, CO.

Family is my priority with my wife, our daughter Missy Franklin, my son in law and my newborn granddaughter. Cait is a happy, healthy 5 month old and my greatest desire is to be able to enjoy my first grandchild for several more years. I have 2 cats and am a grandpa to a Bernese Mountain Dog. They all like to sleep on my bed!
I'm a retired executive and business consultant. I played football through High school and college and had a short stint in the CFL before an injury. I love all sports and all forms of exercise. 

I inherited PKD (Polycystic Kidney disease) from my father as did  2 of my other siblings. I am looking for a living donor. I am asking this of both friends and strangers, because I have no immediate family that are a match. 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.

The entire process is strictly confidential and medical, travel, lodging, and lost wages are covered by my insurance.  Please review existing Living Donor Benefits to determine which apply to you. In addition, the American Transplant Foundation has financial assistance available to cover any lost wages while you donate. 

I am compatible with type A or O blood types. Even if you do not have the same blood type, you can donate as part of  a paired exchange program.

My sister, Deb, is from Minnesota and is also seeking a living donor. Please click here if you'd like to view her story.

Thank you for saving my life.


To Become My Living Donor:


Please complete the form below if you would like to be tested to become my donor. Medical, travel and lodging, and lost wages are reimbursed by my insurance.

Full Name: Richard Franklin DOB: 8/11/45 

Transplant list: Centura Porter Adventist Transplant Center


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