“I’m hoping to stay alive and continue raising awareness.”

Mark

In Need of a Kidney Donor

I am a long-time sports media personality in Denver. I advocate for those who have been displaced, low-income children, and recently, kidney disease and live organ donation. I do what I can to give back to the community.

I have been diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare bone marrow disease, which has damaged my kidneys. I have been waiting for a transplant for almost a year. I am on dialysis, and spend every night connected to a machine. I am searching for a living kidney donor, and have created a lot of media content through the Drive for Five campaign. I will take good care of your generous gift.

Share your spare, Save a life, Leave a priceless Legacy.

Drive for Five is a completely volunteer-based movement designed to recruit more live organ donations and lessen kidney disease affliction. America has a kidney crisis that’s getting worse. Drive for Five’s goal is to recruit 5,000 to, “Share your spare, Save a life, Leave a priceless Legacy.” What most folks have in abundance – kidney, lobe of liver or bone marrow – can be shared to those in desperate need of new life through live organ donation. It’s estimated around 16 Americans die each day awaiting a transplant. 

If You’re Interested in Becoming my Living Donor:

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 A 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 advocating for the community. 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,  Mark

To learn more about Mark’s story, click here.