“My hopes and dreams include continuing an active healthy lifestyle for as many years as I can. My life is a gift.”
In Need of a Kidney
I am so fortunate to have a very close (and large) family! I just retired 9 months ago with the hope of continuing a healthy life with my wonderful wife, six adult children, and 3 grandchildren (soon to be 4). I had a career in the food service industry – much of it with family. We all love to cook! We also enjoy camping and travel.
I have been waiting for a kidney transplant for ten months. My kidneys are currently functioning at 11%. The need to take on dialysis is soon approaching.
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. A living donor’s kidney provides a higher success rate and a greater chance of lasting longer. I am compatible with Type 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 about waiting for a transplant is hoping to find a living donor and feeling like I can’t plan my future or continue my dreams. I hope to lead a healthy life with my wife, kids, and grandkids. 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, John
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