“Hopefully a second chance at life will allow me to continue helping others as this has always been a source of joy for me.”
In Need of a Kidney Donor
I am a father, husband, and grandfather. I have always enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and abroad. I also really enjoy helping people. My neighbors and family members know that they can stop by at any time if they need help repairing something that is broken, because I have tools and don’t mind stopping what I’m doing to help out. I volunteer three times a week at a food pantry. I served in the Army, grade SP 5. While my age sounds old, I’ve always enjoyed my life and helped out wherever I could.
I am currently in stage 5 of Chronic Kidney Disease. I am not on dialysis, because I am unable to retain fluids. My energy level has been declining, particularly in the afternoon. I have a lot of dietary restrictions and am unable to travel due to the uncertainty of my condition. Both my wife and son have tested to be potential matches with no success.
I am looking for a living donor. I am asking this of both friends and strangers, because I have no immediate family that is able to donate. Living donor transplants generally have better outcomes and can be arranged at a time convenient for both parties. I am compatible with any Type B or O blood type. Even if you do not have the same blood type, you can donate as part of a paired exchange program.
The most difficult part of waiting for a transplant is not knowing what the future holds. I hope to continue a lifetime of volunteering and exploration. The first step is to contact my transplant center using the information in the box above. The entire process is strictly confidential and medical costs are covered by my insurance.
Please review existing Living Donor Benefits/Rights to determine which apply to you. 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, James