“I hope to travel with my husband and see the day that I become a grandma.”

Lisa

In Need of a Kidney Donor

I am married and we have a daughter. I was able to have a baby because of an organ donor. I work full time as an office manager in a dental office. In my free time, I like to go for walks with my friends. I like to workout, and my husband and I like to go for hikes. We would love to travel again someday when I have my new kidney. I don’t have a lot of energy, but I do what I can to keep myself healthy.

I had a kidney transplant when I was 16, and I have had it for almost 44 years. I am grateful for the years I have had with this kidney, but it is now failing. I am trying to find a living donor to avoid needing dialysis. As a kid on dialysis, this was a traumatic experience for me, and I have a lot of anxiety thinking about it again. I take very good care of myself, and I am trying to keep this kidney for as long as possible. I would take very good care of this special gift just like I did with the first one. That would be my main priority.

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 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 traveling, exercising, and spending time with my loved ones. 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,  Lisa