My name is Kenneth, and I am asking for your help to save my life.
I am 62 years old and on the kidney transplant list at The University of Maryland Transplant Center in Baltimore, MD.
I have been married for 28 years to my wonderful wife and I have 2 children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I love sports including football, baseball, softball, and basketball. I have also been active in church all of my life. I also love golf, fishing and traveling.
I have been on dialysis for six years and so my life has been on hold for six years.
Though I am in good shape considering this, dialysis wears your body down over time. While my body is limited, I still do all that I can for my church and for my family. When my grandchildren go on family trips they ask “Pop-Pop, when will you be able to go with us?” I am looking forward to the day I can join them.
I am looking for a living donor. I am asking this of both friends and strangers, because no one in my family can donate due to health issues. 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 am compatible with any 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 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,